Australia Ensemble subscription concert | No Strings Attached

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Lyndon Watts, bassoon
Saturday April 27, 8.00pm
Sir John Clancy Auditorium UNSW

No Strings Attached

Saturday April 27 at 8pm


Wolfgang Mozart | Quintet in E flat K452

Martin Wesley-Smith | Janet for flute, percussion and piano

Francis Poulenc | Sextet

György Ligeti | Bagatelles

Ludwig Thuille | Sextet Op.6

Ian Munro, piano; Geoffrey Collins, flute and David Griffiths, clarinet

with guest artists Shefali Pryor, oboe; Lyndon Watts, bassoon; Robert Johnson, horn; and Alison Pratt, percussion


Tickets available online



The wonderful colours and personalities of wind instruments are brought to the fore here, celebrating some of the finest chamber music for woodwind combinations. With pianist Ian Munro, we begin with Mozart’s Quintet for Winds and Piano – a work which the composer regarded as one of his finest – before exploring the quirkier territory of Martin Wesley- Smith’s Janet (named after a pet goat!) for flute, percussion and piano. Poulenc’s capricious Sextet for Winds and Piano is variously inspired by Mozart’s classicism through to Parisian café music. György Ligeti’s Bagatelles for Wind Quintet are captivating miniature essays full of intellect and creative wit, while the grand romanticism of Ludwig Thuille’s Sextet for Winds and Piano rounds off this fascinating musical journey, with not a string instrument in sight!