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The Hourglass Ensemble | A Springtime Romance

12 October 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm AEDT

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One event on 13 October 2019 at 5:30 pm

Tickets: Adult $58 | Concession $40 | Children under 13 $20

Spring is in the air and The Hourglass Ensemble are celebrating with a quartet of trios that will fill your heart with springtime romance.

The Hourglass Ensemble makes chamber music accessible and engaging by connecting with audiences and explaining the context, meaning, and narrative of each work. This concert is named for the sweetness and intensity of the works, two of which are masterpieces of the late “Romantic” era, the end of the nineteenth century.

The full program celebrates the drama and lyricism of Brahms at the end of his composing career, with his stormy trio for clarinet, cello, and piano. Also featured is a sparkling, fun, and energetic trio for flute, cello, and piano by opera composer Weber. Rounding out the repertoire are two trios by Australian pianist-composers, Sydney’s Kristofer Spike, and the iconic virtuoso Miriam Hyde. Spike’s Papillons evokes the dancing of butterflies in the dawn bush light, while Hyde’s is one of her most playful and energizing chamber works.


  • Johannes BRAHMS | Trio for clarinet, cello and piano, opus 114
  • Carl Maria von WEBER | Trio in G minor for flute, cello and piano, opus 63
  • Miriam HYDE | Trio for flute, clarinet and piano
  • Kristofer SPIKE | Papillons for flute, clarinet and piano


  • Ewa Kowalski | Flute
  • Andrew Kennedy | Clarinet
  • Anna Rutkowska-Schock | Piano
  • James Larsen | Cello


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