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Canberra Symphony Orchestra | Sally Walker in Recital

7 November 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm AEDT

$30 – $45

“This recital was programmed amidst COVID-19 isolation, where the elegance, poise and clear architectural shapes of classical works offered reassurance in the dance with uncertainty.

The conversational nature of this exquisite chamber music represents what was so desperately lacking in solitary months as well as the joyous anticipation of the reclaiming of the live audience–performer synthesis.

We explore the transformation of composition for flute and strings over a four-hundred-year period by five composers: Quantz, Boccherini, Mozart, Danzi and Kats-Chernin, with beloved and rediscovered works dating from the 1600s to the present day.

The exciting unearthing of six quartets by renowned flute pedagogue Johann Joachim Quantz, abducted from the Sing Akademie in Berlin and discovered in Kiev after a long migration, reminds us that music history is somehow alive; new discoveries bring the musical sleuth closer to the musical scribe.

More than two centuries later, the premiere of an especially arranged version of Elena Kats-Chernin’s Moondust brings Canberra into the program. I commissioned this reverie to be dedicated to the memory of the late Dr Phillip Spradbery. A renowned entomologist, CSIRO scientist and passionate concert attendee, he was often seen in the front row of Llewellyn Hall.”

Sally Walker


Sally Walker Flute

CSO Chamber Players


Johann Joachim Quantz
Quartet in E minor QV4:0, No. 2

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Quartet in G, K. 285

Luigi Boccherini
Quintet in E, op. 17, No. 6, G. 424

Elena Kats-Chernin AO
Moondust  – Commissioned by Sally Walker in 2019 in memory of the late Dr Phillip Spradbery

Franz Danzi
Quintet in B minor, op. 50, No. 2

Complimentary afternoon tea following the recital

Image: Keith Saunders



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Parkes, ACT 2600 Australia
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