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Thursday 14 January 2021
duration: approx. 60 minutes
ticket price: $25 – $38
bookings: 03 9662 9966
We’re thrilled to announce our first music series for 2021 and the return of our performance program!
Curated by renowned pianist Coady Green, this collection of five recitals features some of Melbourne’s brightest stars of classical and contemporary performance. Be part of our limited live audience at the venue, purchase a ticket to livestream a single performance at home, or purchase a Livestream Subscription to access to all five recitals at home (and save $5 on each ticket):
Thursday 14 January, 7pm – Duo Eclettico, Solicitude
Wednesday 20 January, 7pm – Collide, Unity
Friday 22 January, 7pm – Rathdowne Quartet with Tamara Smolyar, Shostakovich and Schumann
Wednesday 10 March, 7pm – Solstice Trio, Trouble in a Monochromatic Town
Sunday 14 March, 3pm – Coady Green & Christopher Smith, Franz Liszt: The Complete Hungarian Rhapsodies for Piano Four Hands
2020 saw the 97th birthday of Pulitzer Prize winning American composer and diarist Ned Rorem and, in October, the 90th birthday of Australian London-based composer John Carmichael. This program features Australian premieres of works by both composers, including a new conclusion to Carmichael’s Latin American Dances, written for Duo Eclettico for this recital and sent to them fresh off the press.
In 2020, Duo Eclettico received a grant from City of Melbourne to establish an award for young composers. The recipient of this prize, Gulliver Poole, has his new work Solicitude premiered in this concert. The concert will also include a sneak preview of one movement from Linda Kouvaras’s new work for Duo Eclettico Night Pieces. The world premiere of this major new cycle will be held in November 2021 at Melbourne Recital Centre. The concert opens with Kenealy’s own arrangement of Bach’s scintillating A Minor Violin Concerto, which reinvents the virtuosity of the original by transferring to the saxophone, requiring complex dexterity and circular breathing techniques.
S. Bach, arranged Justin Kenealy: Violin Concerto A Minor BWV 1041
Linda Kouvaras: Night Pieces (special preview, world premiere)
– Shelter in Place
Ned Rorem: Picnic on the Marne
– Driving from Paris
– A Bend in the River
– Bal Musette
– A Tense Discussion
– Making Up
– The Ride Back to Town
Gulliver Poole: Solicitude (world premiere)
Gulliver Poole is the winner of the Duo Eclettico Young Composers’ Scheme, made possible with a grant from City of Melbourne
John Carmichael: Latin American Dances (world premiere with new ending by the composer)
– Joropo (Venezuela/Colombia)
– Obsession – Habañera (Havana)
– Bahama Rhumba (The Caribbean)
– Jongo (Brazil)
Be part of the limited live audience at the venue: $38
Livestream at home: $25
Subscription for 5 x live-streamed music recitals: $100
NO BOOKING FEE SURCHARGE
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