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William Hennessy AM and the Hendrickson Strings
Concerto Rhapsody 2023
After the stunning success of concerto offerings in the 2022 Summer Music Festival we are pleased to offer Concerto Rhapsody 2023. Lucinda Collins will play the solo role in Beethoven's Piano Concerto no 4 under the musical direction of our renowned Principal Guest Artist, William Hennessy AM. In a similar vein will be the eminent Swiss composer, Ernest Bloch's Concerto Grosso no. 1 with an obbligato played by talented young Adelaide-based Spanish-Australian pianist Simon Pazos Quintana.
Director/Leader: William Hennessy AM Ludwig van Beethoven
Soloist: Lucinda Collins
Ernest Bloch obbligato: Simon Pazos Quintana
Heysen Singers and the Summer Festival Symphonic Winds
.. with measure heap'd in joy!
An unusual pairing of winds and voices, celebrating Romanticism alongside Modern classics.
Featuring works such as:
Te Deum by Anton Bruckner
Serenade for Wind Instruments by Anton Dvorak
Mass, and Symphonies of Wind Instruments by Igor Stravinsky
Program Music Director: Bryan Griffiths
Featuring singers: Judith Henley, Elizabeth Campbell, James Nicholson, Pelham Andrews
Conductors: Kim Worley, Bryan Griffiths and Brian Chatterton
// "... committed to nourishing the ecosystem of Australian music, through it's flagship concert series and recordings, regional touring, educational workshops and new format performances" //
Piano Trio by Clara Schumann
Piano Trio Op. 70 No.2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven's trio Op 70. No. 2 is less widely known than it's predecessor The Ghost or its successor The Archduke. Lacking a nickname doesn't help! Even though it is full of the typical creative magic of his middle period (1803 - 1812), it is at the same time more reminiscent of Haydn, Mozart and even Schubert than his sibling pieces in this genre.
Accent on the 20th Century
// "Folk melodies are the embodiment of an artistic perfection of the highest order; in fact, they are the models of the way in which a musical idea can be expressed with utmost perfection in terms of brevity of form and simplicity of means" // -Bela Bartok
Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion by Bela Bartok
Contrasts by Bela Bartok
Romances Op. 34 by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano by Aram Katchachurian
Program curator: Andrew Wiering
Featuring artists: Dean Newcomb (clarinet), Helen Ayres (violin), Anna Goldsworthy (piano), Vatche Jambazian (piano), Michael Ierace (piano), Fiona McArdle (soprano), Ryan Simm (percussion).
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