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Sirius Chamber Ensemble - Mestizo Dances


Sirius Chamber Ensemble - Mestizo Dances

  • Date: Saturday, 10 November 2012, 7.30pm
  • Venue: St Philip's Anglican Church — 3 York Street, Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: Adults: $35 | Children: $15 | Concession: $25 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Sirius Chamber Ensemble concludes its 2012 concert series on a bright note, combining well-loved masterpieces, a jazz ballet suite and the premiere of a new composition written especially for the ensemble. Sydney-based composer, arranger and performer Nigel Ubrihien composed the septet Mestizo Dances after his travels in Mexico and is written for the unusual mix of wind and string instruments – flute, clarinet, bassoon, french horn, violin, viola and cello. To continue the dance theme of the program, Bohuslav Martinu’s ballet suite La Revue de Cuisine based on the bizarre story of kitchen utensils dancing and falling in love on stage. The composition scored for a sextet – clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, violin, cello and piano – explores the popular jazz styles of the 1920’s. Clarinetist Ian Sykes will be joined by the Bancroft Quartet to perform Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet Op.115. One of Brahms’ later works modelled on Mozart’s Quartet for the same instrumentation; the Quintet is regarded to be one of his greatest compositions for chamber ensemble. Also on the program will be the lesser-known Trio for flute, viola and bassoon by Malcolm Arnold.

Performers: Sirius Chamber Ensemble - Ian Sykes (clarinet), Alison Evans (bassoon), Julia Zeltzer (french horn), Georgina Price (viola), Clare Kahn (cello), Claire Howard Race (piano) with guest artists Melissa Coleman (flute), Melanie McLoughlin (trumpet), Martyn Hentschel (violin), Jennifer Taylor (violin) and Heloise Pyne (violin)

Featured non-Australian music: Martinu "La Revue de Cuisine" suite, Brahms Clarinet Quintet, Malcolm Arnold Trio for flute, viola and bassoon

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by email to sirius.ensemble@gmail.com

Featured Australian Works

 Mestizo Dances by Nigel Ubrihien — World premiere

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