Australia Ensemble subscription concert | Heart * Beat
Heart * Beat
Saturday September 14 at 8pm
with Jessica Wells Composer Conversation, 7pm to talk about her new commissioned work for the Australia Ensemble
Jessica Wells | New work
Jacques Ibert | Deux Interludes
Johannes Brahms | Clarinet Trio Op.114
Felix Mendelssohn | String Quintet no.2 Op.87
Geoffrey Collins, flute; David Griffiths, clarinet; Ian Munro, piano; Dene Olding, violin; Dimity Hall, violin; Irina Morozova, viola; and Julian Smiles, cello
with guest artist Justin Williams, viola; and featured composer Jessica Wells
Dual themes of Heart and Beat inspire this program of rhythmic vibrancy and emotional depth. We premiere our new commission by Sydney-based composer Jessica Wells, who is well-known in the commercial music world, as in her theme to the ABC program Q & A. Her concert music is increasingly making waves and has been premiered in the 2018 London Proms. Beside this new work, we find plenty of heart in the Brahms Clarinet Trio which stirs the passions of the soul. French composer Jacques Ibert’s Deux Interludes for flute, violin and piano provides something of a palette cleanser before we launch into the driving, pulsating energy of Mendelssohn’s exuberant String Quintet in B flat, with guest violist from the Tinalley Quartet, Justin Williams.
Australia Ensemble Artistic Chair, Paul Stanhope hosts the 2019 series of Composer Conversations, to which he has invited featured Australian composers in for a chat. These intimate and engaging discussions are free and open to all, with time for questions. This is an opportunity to learn more about being a composer and about a particular work before you hear it live in concert! This is your chance to hear all about writing chamber music, straight from the composers themselves. The Composer Conversations will be held in the newly renovated Clancy Auditorium foyer, beginning at 7pm and concluding by 7.45pm in good time for the start of the subscription concert at 8pm.
Jessica Wells, on Saturday September 14, 7pm to talk about her new commissioned work for the Australia Ensemble.
Student Rush tickets are available for $15 from the box office on the evening of each performance from 7.15pm, with the concert beginning at 8pm. A valid Student Identification card must be shown.