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Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra | Viennese Vogue – Kenthurst

14 March 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT

Mozart Clarinet Quintet, Schubert & Hummel

Witness a musical revolution! In the late 1700s, Vienna was seized by enthusiasm for the clarinet. Mozart fell in love with the sound of this fashionable new instrument, considering it the closest to the human voice, especially in the hands of the brilliant virtuoso Anton Stadler. He was moved by Stadler and clarinet builder Theodor Lotz’ latest invention, the basset clarinet, to compose his Clarinet Quintet, with its perfect proportions and melodic invention making it one of his best-loved pieces to this day.

Mozart’s repertoire for the clarinet put it on the map as a solo instrument, and inspired his former student and protégé Johann Nepomuk Hummel, a celebrated musician and composer in his own right. Hummel’s Clarinet Quartet is a beautifully balanced work of chamber music, and highlights his importance as a bridge between the Classical and Romantic eras.

We will also hear from Hummel’s friend and colleague Franz Schubert, and his unfinished String Trio D.471. Written at the start of one of the happiest and most creatively productive periods of his life, you can hear Schubert’s brilliance unfolding before your eyes in this lyrical gem.


Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra

Nicole van Bruggen | Basset Clarinet & Clarinet
Rachael Beesley | Violin
Julia Russoniello | Violin
Simon Oswell | Viola
Daniel Yeadon | Cello


Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Clarinet Quartet in E flat major, S.78

Franz Schubert
String Trio in B flat major, D.471

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Clarinet Quintet in A major, K.581

CONCERT SERIES – March 4th to 16th

Saturday 4 March | Ithaca Auditorium, Brisbane City Hall
Sunday 5 March | The Events Centre, Caloundra
Thursday 9 March | David Li Sound Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne
Friday 10 March | Adamstown Uniting Church, Newcastle
Sunday 12 March | Orange Chamber Music Festival
Tuesday 14 March | The Hills Grammar School, Kenthurst
Wednesday 15 March | Albert Hall, Canberra
Thursday 16 March | The Neilson, Pier 2/3, Sydney


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The Hills Grammar School Performance Centre
43 Kenthurst Road, Entry via Gate 1
Kenthurst, NSW 2156 Australia
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