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Australia Ensemble: Schubert’s Octet

19 August @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEST

Tickets: $50/$38/$30/$15

Schubert’s Octet is irresistible chamber music written on a vast scale. A rich and colourful instrumental palette helps sustain a broad structure which is an offshoot of the eighteenth century serenade tradition and realised with unmistakable Schubertian inflections. In contrast, the rest of the program explores exquisite, smaller-scale structures with Roussel’s compact and enchanting Divertissement for winds and piano, as well as the impressionistic delights of English composer Madeline Dring’s Trio. We are proud to feature the performance of Mark Grandison’s Blakeman Prize-winning work Riffraction in this program. This new artistic initiative was the creation of musical patron Jonathan Blakeman, for which the Australia Ensemble is proud to be a partner.

Artistic Chair: Paul Stanhope

    Artists

  • Dene Olding (violin)
  • Dimity Hall (violin)
  • Irina Morozova (viola)
  • Julian Smiles (cello)
  • Ian Munro (piano)
  • Geoffrey Collins (flute)
  • David Griffiths (clarinet)
  • Andrew Barnes (Guest Artist: bassoon)
  • Huw Jones (Guest Artist: oboe)
  • Robert Johnson (Guest Artist: French horn)

Program

  • Albert Roussel (1869-1937): Divertissement (1906) for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon and piano
  • Madeleine Dring (1923-1977): Trio (1968) for flute, oboe and piano
  • Mark Grandison (b 1965): Riffraction (2007) for clarinet, strings and piano, 2016 Winner of the Blakeman National Composition Prize UNSW
  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Octet in F major D803 (1824)

“What I like about the Australia Ensemble is the variety in every program.” – Jacqui Smith, ClassikON March 2016

 

Venue

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