Bringing fusion to your aural palette


14 December, 6PM

Featuring Kym Dillon's new work 'SPIRITS', commissioned by the Continuo Commissioning Circle
Melbourne Recital Centre


Combining four of Melbourne’s most versatile and in demand musicians, prog-baroque quartet Croissants and Whiskey brings a new energy to old instruments.
An unconventional blend of Harpsichord, G Violone, Baroque Viola, and Recorders creates new and unexpected timbres, blending the sonorous with the sharp, and making the old new again. Performing both baroque and modern compositions, Croissants and Whiskey is currently commissioning new works from diverse Australian voices, including an upcoming recording of Elizabeth Younan's The Fertile Crescent for the ABC Composer Commissioning Fund.
Formed during 2020’s stage 4 lockdown, Croissants and Whiskey is named from the refreshing libations at those first joyous post-pandemic rehearsals. Joy Lee, Ryan Williams, Katie Yap, and Miranda Hill bring musicality, focus, and humour to their work, making any performance one not to miss.Individually, Joy, Ryan, Katie, and Miranda have performed with Australia’s elite ensembles, including: Elision, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Australian World Orchestra, Inland Concerts, Astra, Melbourne Baroque Orchestra, Arcko, Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra, Homophonic! Genesis Baroque, and the major Symphony and Opera Orchestras.

Joy Lee: harpsichord
Ryan Williams: recorders
Katie Yap: baroque viola
Miranda Hill: G violone


Elizabeth Younan
The Fertile Crescent
III. Dabke (live)

Louisa Trewartha
Baroque Quartet (live)

World premiere at HOMOPHONIC! 2021

Elizabeth Younan
The Fertile Crescent (audio)


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We live and make music on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people, and we acknowledge their elders past, present and emerging. Sovereignty has never been ceded.Photos © Darren Gill and Agatha Yim, 2021All other content © Croissants & Whiskey, 2022