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A Springtime Romance


A Springtime Romance

  • Date: Saturday, 12 October 2019 to Sunday, 13 October 2019, 7.30pm & 5.30pm
  • Venue: Sydney Opera House, Utzon Room — Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: Adults: $58 | Children: $20 | Concession: $40 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 9250 7111

Event Details

The Hourglass Ensemble makes chamber music accessible and engaging by connecting with audiences and explaining the context, meaning, and narrative of each work. This concert is named for the sweetness and intensity of the works, two of which are masterpieces of the late “Romantic” era, the end of the nineteenth century.

The full program celebrates the drama and lyricism of Brahms at the end of his composing career, with his stormy trio for clarinet, cello, and piano. Also featured is a sparkling, fun, and energetic trio for flute, cello, and piano by opera composer Weber.

Rounding out the repertoire are two trios by Australian pianist-composers, Sydney’s Kristofer Spike, and the iconic virtuoso Miriam Hyde. Spike’s Papillons evokes the dancing of butterflies in the dawn bush light, while Hyde’s is one of her most playful and energizing chamber works.

Performers: Ewa Kowalski Flute; Andrew Kennedy Clarinet; Anna Rutkowska-Schock Piano; James Larsen Cello

Featured non-Australian music: Brahms, von Weber

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

Featured Australian Works

Trio for flute, clarinet and piano : flute, clarinet and piano (1948) by Miriam Hyde
— performed by Hourglass Ensemble
 Papillons by Kristofer Spike

Featured artists

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