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Sirius Chamber Ensemble: Songs My Mother Taught Me
12 May 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm AEST
Tickets: $30 Adults, $20 Concession, $10 Child
Sirius Chamber Ensemble will present a special concert program dedicated to mothers. Each work performed explores different relationships experienced between mother and child. In Berceuse for clarinet, violin, cello and piano by Becky Llewellyn, we catch a glimpse of the unique bond between a mother and newborn child. Many compositions dedicated to mothers often express love but also grief, which is seen in works by Graeme Koehne and Johannes Brahms. Koehne’s Time is a River, written in 2010, is a moving tribute depicted by the melancholic sound of a clarinet drifting down a flowing river of a string quartet. A deeply personal composition, Brahms’ Horn Trio in E-flat major was written after the death of his mother in 1865. In this four-movement work Brahms portrays the different stages of mourning – not only grief and sadness – but as time inevitably passes, love and acceptance follows. Originally written for voice and piano in 1880, “Songs my mother taught me” by Antonin Dvorak has been transcribed for many instrumental combinations. One of the more popular songs from Dvorak’s Gypsy Songs and often recorded, will be performed by cello and piano as a short tribute to all who hold special childhood memories.
- Becky Llewellyn – Berceuse for clarinet, viola, cello and piano
- Antonin Dvorak – Songs my Mother Taught Me (arr.) for cello and piano
- Graeme Koehne – Time Is A River for clarinet and string quartet
- Johannes Brahms – Horn Trio in E-flat major, Op. 40 for horn, violin and piano