Australia Ensemble subscription concert | Guilty Pleasures

Location: 
Sir John Clancy Auditorium UNSW
Alexandre Oguey tint
Guest oboist Alexandre Oguey

Guilty Pleasures

Saturday October 12 at 8pm

 

Arnold Schoenberg | Ein Stelldichein

John Peterson | Guilty Pleasures

Ernesto Nazareth | Tangos arr. Munro

Johannes Brahms | Serenade in D Op.11

with guest artists Alexandre Oguey, oboe; Daryl Pratt, percussion; Alison Pratt, percussion; Philip Green, clarinet; Andrew Barnes, bassoon; Robert Johnson, horn; and Andrew Meisel, double bass

 

Tickets available online

$55/$42/$33

 

We all have our musical guilty pleasures and this program serves up some juicy indulgences. Our final concert for 2019 also provides reason again to perform an Australia Ensemble favourite commission, Guilty Pleasures by John Peterson. In recapping the theme of Cool Fire, this octet contrasts polarities. We let our hair down in a selection of Tangos by Brazilian composer Ernesto Júlio de Nazareth, arranged by our own Ian Munro. Schoenberg may seem an odd choice in a program of such fervency, but in this early work, Ein Stelldichein (A Rendezvous), we hear a decadent, over-ripe, late Romanticism. Concluding the year is Brahms’ sprightly, youthful Serenade no. 1 in D for a large ensemble of winds and strings. Fitting for a season closer, we jubilantly invite you to join us for a glass of bubbles afterwards!