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The Bourbaki Ensemble : Shores of the Baltic


The Bourbaki Ensemble : Shores of the Baltic

  • Date: Sunday, 29 November 2009, 2:30pm
  • Venue: St Stephen's Church, Newtown — 189 Church St, Newtown, NSW
  • Tickets: Adults: $20, children: $15, concession: $15 — Tickets can be purchased by phone on 0433 074 322

Event Details

The third Bourbaki program for 2009, a concert of music (mostly) from nations bordering the Baltic Sea, will take place at St.Stephen's Newtown on Sunday 29 November and will feature as soloist acclaimed Sydney trombonist and composer Greg van der Struik. He will perform a concertino by the leading Swedish composer of the late twentieth century; there is also a new work by young Swedish composer Erik Skold. We perform a folk-based suite by Finland's Einojuhani Rautavaara, often considered Sibelius' greatest successor. Estonia is represented by Erkki-Sven Tüür's Insula Deserta, a piece which brings to mind Shakespeare's 'Be not afeard: the isle is full of noises'.

Andrzej Panufnik, though long domiciled in Britain, never neglected his Polish heritage. We stray from the Baltic a little to take in a piece by Valentin Silvestrov (Ukraine), and just a tad further to honour our steadfast commitment to Australian composition. Beside its geographical unity, this program offers another theme in presenting two works evoking the music of earlier ages. Panufnik's Divertimento is based on eighteenth-century trios by Felix Janiewicz, while Silvestrov engages in dialogues with musical fragments by Schubert and Wagner.

Featured non-Australian music: Rautavaara, Tüür, Panufnik, Silvestrov, Larsson, Skold

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on 0433 074 322

Featured Australian Works

Piangi by Greg Van der Struik
— performed by Bourbaki Ensemble, Greg Van der Struik and David Angell

Featured artists

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