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Australia Ensemble: Guilty Pleasures

12 October 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEDT

Tickets: $54/$41/$32/$15 (Adult/Senior/Concession/Student rush)

We all have our musical guilty pleasures and this program serves up some juicy indulgences. Our final concert for 2019 also provides reason again to perform an Australia Ensemble favourite commission, Guilty Pleasures by John Peterson. In recapping the theme of Cool Fire, this octet contrasts polarities. We let our hair down in a selection of Tangos by Brazilian composer Ernesto Júlio de Nazareth, arranged by our own Ian Munro. Schoenberg may seem an odd choice in a program of such fervency, but in this early work, Ein Stelldichein (A Rendezvous), we hear a decadent, over-ripe, late Romanticism. Concluding the year is Brahms’ sprightly, youthful Serenade no. 1 in D for a large ensemble of winds and strings. Fitting for a season closer, we jubilantly invite you to join us for a glass of bubbles afterwards!

Artistic Chair: Paul Stanhope


  • Dene Olding (violin)
  • Dimity Hall (violin)
  • Irena Morozova (viola)
  • Julian Smiles (cello)
  • Geoffrey Collins (flute)
  • David Griffiths (clarinet)
  • Ian Munro (piano)
  • Alexandre Oguey (oboe)
  • Daryl Pratt (percussion)
  • Alison Pratt (percussion)
  • Philip Green (clarinet)
  • Andrew Barnes (bassoon)
  • Robert Johnson (horn)
  • Andrew Meisel (double bass)


  • Arnold SCHOENBERG | Ein Stelldichein
  • John PETERSON | Guilty Pleasures
  • Ernesto NAZARETH | Tangos arr. Munro
  • Johannes BRAHMS | Serenade in D Op.11


UNSW: Sir John Clancy Auditorium, Kensington
High St & Wansey Rd
Kensington, NSW 2052 Australia
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