Australia Ensemble UNSW Subscription Concert: While the music lasts

13 ANDREW MEISEL
Guest Artist: Andrew Meisel
Date: 
Saturday May 22, 8.00pm
Location: 
Sir John Clancy Auditorium

Osvaldo GOLIJOV | Lullaby and Doina (2001)

Mélanie Hélène BONIS | Suite en Trio Op. 59 (1899)

Gordon KERRY | while the music lasts (2016)

Gabriel FAURÉ | Piano Quintet no. 1 in D minor, Op. 89 (1887-1906)


David Griffiths, clarinet; Dene Olding, violin; Dimity Hall, violin; Irina Morozova, viola; Julian Smiles, cello; and Ian Munro, piano

with guest artists Lisa Osmialowski, flute and Andrew Meisel, double bass 


Tickets


$201.65/$155.00/$122.50

Single tickets on sale Friday 9 April

$56/$43/$34


“music heard so deeply

That it is not heard at all, but you are the music”

While the music lasts – TS Eliot

These words remind us that music is a universal element of humanity that can take us ‘out of time’. The opening work of this program is the evocative sextet Lullaby and Doina by Osvaldo Golijov, a set of variations on a Yiddish lullaby that metamorphoses into a dark doina – a slow Gypsy style – and finishes at a gallop. A more transparent soundscape appears in Mélanie Bonis’ Suite en trio, a beautiful, late romantic work of classical tonality and proportion, composed at a time that valued neither old-fashioned styles nor female composers. Gordon Kerry’s while the music lasts explores the nature of music and time in celebration of the work of Australia Ensemble co-founder Roger Covell. Gabriel Fauré’s Piano Quintet no.1 closes the program with timeless moments of rapture and melancholy.