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Dec 10

Beneath the surface: Classical painting demonstration

11:30am – 1:30pm

Versailles | Performances

Discover what lies beneath the surface of an 18th century oil painting in a demonstration by Michelle Hiscock. Watch the painstaking process unfold as Michelle recreates a fragment of Carl Van Loo's Madame de Pompadour as the 'beautiful gardener' 1754-55

Venue: NGA Play
Price : Free (no bookings required)

Dec 11

The king who loved music


Versailles | Performances

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ABC Classic FM free concert live broadcast

In a tribute to the magic and allure of French baroque music from the court of Versailles, musicians from the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra perform Lully, Rameau, Couperin, Charpentier and Marais, composers who provided music to the King Louis XIV and his court, and bring to life the magical sounds of Versailles.

Feb 11

The king's passions: The music and art of Versailles concert

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Versailles | Performances

The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Ensemble performs music by Mondonville, Leclair, Quentin le Jeune and Muffat accompanied by imagery of the art and the architecture of the Palace of Versailles.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : $65, $60 concession, $55 NGA members, $30 under 30

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Feb 25

Marie-Antoinette and the harp: Canberra Symphony orchestra


Versailles | Performances

Members of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra present a concert of music for harp and strings from baroque through to the 21st century.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : $45, $42 concession, $40 NGA members, $25 under 30

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Feb 26

Sculpture Garden Sunday

10:30am – 1:30pm

Versailles | Community

Join us in the Sculpture Garden at the NGA for creative workshops, performance and installations inspired by the gold, the grandeur and the glamour of the Versailles exhibition. Bring a picnic to share under the trees. Coffee, food and other refreshments will be available for purchase.

Venue: Sculpture Garden
Price : Free (No bookings required)

Mar 5

The social dance of Versailles: A journey through French courtly dance

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Versailles | Performances

Be transported by the music, costumes and dance to a world of exquisite beauty. You can even join in for some of the dances. Presented by John Gardiner-Garden and the Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Apr 1

Louis legacy, Salut! Baroque concert

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Versailles | Performances

Salut! Baroque celebrates the extraordinary legacy of Louis XIV during his 72 year reign, performing music by Couperin, Rameau, Rebel, Charpentier, Monteclair, Marais, Dornel, Lalande and Lully.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : $45, $42 concession, $40 NGA members, $25 under $30

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