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Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra | The Sunrise: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven & Crusell

3 September 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm AEST

$5 – $40
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A clarinet melody, rising like the sun from shimmering strings.

Five of Australia’s most brilliant musicians. Works beloved and new from an age of discovery, emotion and light.

ARCO’s ‘The Sunrise’ takes in a sweep of classical quartets, including the buoyant Mozart K.157, the melancholy Cavatina from Beethoven’s Op.130, and a turbulent Finnish landscape by the little-known Bernhard Crusell. At the pinnacle is the Australian premiere of Haydn’s ‘Sunrise’ quartet in a sparkling 18th-century clarinet arrangement by Vincenzo Gambaro, an Italian clarinetist and entrepreneur who arranged pieces by his friends Beethoven, Haydn and Mozart to highlight the clarinet’s lush tones.

‘The Sunrise’ brings five principals from the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra into the intimacy of chamber music, including co-artistic directors and long-time musical friends Rachael Beesley (violin) and Nicole van Bruggen (clarinet). They’re joined by Alison Rayner (violin), Stephen King (viola) and Natasha Kraemer (cello) – all nationally and internationally acclaimed experts in historically informed performance. Meet all five musicians and their instruments up close over Talk & Tea, a new audience opportunity held before or after every concert.

Bask in the luminous sonorities of rare historic instruments and music. Connect deeply with a panorama of emotions. Experience ‘The Sunrise.’

“Performances such as these put Australia at the very forefront of the HIP movement.”
— ClassikON


Members of Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra
Nicole van Bruggen | Clarinet
Rachael Beesley | Violin
Alison Rayner | Violin
Stephen King | Viola
Natasha Kraemer | Cello


HAYDN String Quartets arranged by Vincenzo Gambaro as Clarinet Quartet No.1 in B flat major
MOZART String Quartet No.4 in C major, K.157
BEETHOVEN Cavatina from String Quartet No.13 in E flat major, Op.130
CRUSELL Clarinet Quartet in C minor, Op.4


3 September 2024
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm AEST
$5 – $40
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