Selby & Friends | First, By No Means Last! – Canberra
20 March 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT
Selby & Friends’ season kicks off with the wildly popular Café Music by the American composer Paul Schoenfield, the inspiration for which was a stint as a replacement pianist in a coffee house to help out a sick friend.
What better than to follow this brilliant, highly original work with two iconic ‘first’ piano trios from the Romantic repertoire – Mendelssohn’s first – a masterful work beloved by artists and audiences alike – and the incredible first trio by Brahms. Composed initially in his early 20s, Brahms returned some 40 years later to rewrite sections he felt he could improve. It is a true masterpiece.
We welcome back the stunning American cellist Clancy Newman and for the first time introduce the brilliant Harry Bennetts to our S&F audience, Associate Concertmaster of the Sydney Symphony and leader of the Chroma Quartet.
Harry Bennets, violin
Clancy Newman, cello
Kathryn Selby, piano
Paul Schoenfield (1947 – ) – Café Music
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) – Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor. Op. 49
Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897) – Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op.8
CONCERT SERIES: 18th – 27th March, 2023
18 March – Southern Highlands, St Jude’s Church, 4:00 pm
19 March – Turramurra, Turramurra Uniting Church, 2:15 pm
20 March – Canberra, James Fairfax Theatre – NGA, 7:00 pm
22 March – Melbourne, Primrose Potter Salon, 2:00 pm
22 March – Melbourne, Primrose Potter Salon, 7:00 pm
26 March – Adelaide, Flinders Street Baptist Church, 2:15 pm
27 March – Sydney, City Recital Hall, 7:00 pm