Pianist Simon Tedeschi teams up with Flautist Sally Walker for a program of Romantic music from the era of Sydney Town Hall's construction, including two of the best-loved composers of the time: Johannes Brahms and Gabriel Fauré.
The final concert in our National Tour Season is a big, exuberant celebration. Opening the concert is Australian composer Andrew Ford’s short and celebratory Jouissance, which paves the way for the Australian premiere of Gran Turismo, revving up for a showdown by two of the most important names in the romantic era.
Narrabundah College Alumni Concert celebrates the achievements of former students of the college in a concert with current students and staff, proceeded by a workshop (4pm) with Sally Walker and Greg Stott from the ANU School of Music, former students of the college and highly-accomplished Australian performers in their respected fields.
Halcyon presents In Nature a concert featuring four world premieres by Larry Sitsky, Elena Kats Chernin, Melissa Hui and Madeleine Isaksson, the Australian premiere of Andrew Ford’s new song cycle, Nature and Matthew Hindson’s Insect Songs.
Elena Kats-Chernin’s "Moondust", commissioned by flautist Sally Walker is dedicated to Dr Philip Spradbery, the renowned entomologist, CSIRO scientist and passionate environmental advocate.
The third of October is the Day of German Unity, celebrated as German National Day in commemoration of the anniversary of the German reunification in 1990.
As part of the reception, we are hosting a classical concert performed by selected musicians from the Queensland Symphony Orchestra together with Australian flutist Sally Walker who spent many years performing in Germany. The evening will also see the inaugural performance of the newly formed German Youth Choir.
Australian Chamber Orchestra: Mahler's Song of the Earth
23 May - 4 June 2020
Australian National Tour
Image: Scott Geersen in collaboration with Maja Savnik
In an exclusive appearance, the Australian recognised as one of the world’s greatest living heldentenors, Stuart Skelton, and Dutch mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn, will perform Mahler’s symphony for two vocalists and orchestra, Das Lied von der Erde (Song of the Earth), arranged for chamber ensemble by Schoenberg.
John Adams’ complex and thrilling Son of Chamber Symphony leads this program of works of virtuosity and colour. Accompanied by Copland’s Sextet, this performance also includes the Australian premiere of Nico Muhly’s driving Motion, as well as Australian composer Christopher Gordon’s Freefall Symphony.
This program features the world premiere of a new Sextet for Flute and Strings by Elena Kats-Chernin, written after her Flute Concerto 'Night and Now', and premiered in this performance by acclaimed flautist Sally Walker for whom the original setting was written.
Antonín Dvořák Serenade for Winds, Cello and Double Bass in D minor
Ernő Dohnányi Sextet
Elena Kats-Chernin Sextet for Flute and Strings, 'Night and Now' [World Premiere] *
* Commissioned by Omega Ensemble and supported by The Stanley Family