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Birdsong at dusk


Birdsong at dusk

  • Date: Friday, 12 October 2012, 8pm
  • Venue: Reardon Theatre — 35 Bank St, Port Fairy, VIC
  • Series: This event is part of the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival series
  • Tickets: $40/$32

Event Details

Australian String Quartet
Cameron Hill / violin
William Barton / didjeridu
Anna Goldsworthy / piano

BEETHOVEN / Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Opus 24 'Spring'
BARTON / Petrichore Birdsong at Dusk for string quartet and didgeridoo
SCHUMANN / Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44

The festival begins with a celebration of Spring and the natural world. Gifted young violinist Cameron Hill returns to Port Fairy to perform Beethoven at his most genial: the beloved Violin Sonata No. 5, known as the ‘Spring’ sonata. Leading didjeridu player William Barton joins forces with the Australian String Quartet, performing two compositions inspired by the Australian outback: Petrichore, evoking the release of natural oils after rainfall hits the rocks of the earth, and Birdsong at Dusk. The concert concludes with Schumann’s brilliant Piano Quintet, dating from 1842, his year-long Spring. This concert is of chamber music, performed by the Australian String Quartet and Festival Director Anna Goldsworthy.

Featured non-Australian music: Beethoven, Schumann

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

 Birdsong at dusk by William Barton
 Petrichore by William Barton

Featured artists

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