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A Classic Celebration – for Australian Parliament House

Event

A Classic Celebration – for Australian Parliament House

  • Date: Saturday, 5 May 2018, 2pm
  • Venue: Great Hall, Parliament House — Capitol Hill, Parkes, ACT
  • Tickets: This is a free event

Event Details

Join us for a free concert as part of the all-day celebrations as the Australian Parliament House marks its 30th anniversary.

The program features a mix of Australian composers representing our diverse nation; men and women, young and old, Australians born here and overseas. The pieces were written between 1912 and 2016, and include a world premiere by Canberra composer Sally Greenaway. Ten musicians from the Canberra Symphony Orchestra will form various groups throughout the concert, bringing forth a range of tonal colours and musical moods.

Barbara Jane Gilby, Philippa Thompson Violin
Lucy Carrigy-Ryan Viola
Patrick Suthers Cello
Teresa Rabe Flute
Megan Pampling Oboe
Eloise Fisher Clarinet
Kristen Sutcliffe Bassoon
Dianna Gaetjens French Horn
Katherine Day Piano

GRAEME KOEHNE: Whirling Dance from String Quartet No. 2
PAUL PAVIOUR: Frank Gardiner and Friends: Four Australian Folksongs for Wind Quintet
IAN MUNRO: Drover’s Lament from Clarinet Quintet
ELENA KATS-CHERNIN: Calliope Dreaming, for Piano Trio
ALFRED HILL: The Carnival: In the Streets from String Quartet No. 3
PERCY GRAINGER: “My Robin is to the Greenwood Gone,” for Piano Trio
ROSS EDWARDS: Maninya III, for Wind Quintet
SALLY GREENAWAY: Don’t forget your music! for Flute, Clarinet, String Quartet, and Piano*

* World premiere performance

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 6262 6772

Featured Australian Works

Calliope dreaming : for violin, cello and piano (2008) by Elena Kats-Chernin
— performed by Musicians of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra
Clarinet quintet : Songs from the bush (2009) ['A Drover's Lament'] by Ian Munro
— performed by Musicians of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra
Digital sheet music sample Don't forget your music! (septets: flute, clarinet, piano, 2 violins, viola, cello) (2016) by Sally Greenaway — World premiere
— performed by Musicians of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra
Frank Gardiner and friends : wind quintet (1972) by Paul Paviour
— performed by Musicians of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra
Incantations : for wind quintet (1985) by Ross Edwards
— performed by Musicians of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra
My Robin is to the greenwood gone : piano trio by Percy Grainger
— performed by Musicians of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra
String quartet no. 2 : Shaker Dances ['Whirling Dance'] by Graeme Koehne
— performed by Musicians of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra
String quartet no. 3 in A minor : The carnival : string quartet ['In the Streets'] by Alfred Hill
— performed by Musicians of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra

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