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Adelaide Festival 2021 - Incredible Floridas : Incredible Floridas - Chamber Landscapes
This event is part of the Incredible Floridas - Chamber Landscapes concert series curated by Kim Williams.
Richard Meale’s homage to Rimbaud is an iconic work of Australian modernist art which, like the pilotless boat of the poem from which it draws its title, ‘composed itself’ in an august Adelaide terrace at the start of the Dunstan era, 50 years ago. A slightly surreal doco by the young Peter Weir captures the spirit and ironies of the age. The incomparable Geoffrey Collins plays the solo Meale wrote for him (Melisande) and two joyous pieces by Ross Edwards provide fresh bush-scented relief from one and Marimba magic from the other.
Jack Symonds, conductor
Geoffrey Collins, flute
John Gaden, poetry
Jason Noble, clarinet
Claire Edwardes, percussion
Jacob Abela, piano
James Wannan, violin & viola
Blair Harris, cello
Australian String Quartet
Ross Edwards (b. 1943): Laikan (1979)
Richard Meale (1932-2009): Melisande (1996)
Ross Edwards (b. 1943): String Quartet No. 3 'Summer Dances' (2012)
Peter Weir (b. 1944): Incredible Floridas (1972)
Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891): The Drunken Boat (Le bateau ivre) (1871)
Richard Meale (1932-2009): Incredible Floridas (1971)
Featured non-Australian music: Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891)
Featured Australian Works
||Incredible floridas : sextet (1971) by Richard Meale|
||Laikan : instrumental sextet (1979) by Ross Edwards|
||Melisande : for solo flute (1996) by Richard Meale|
— performed by Geoffrey Collins
|String quartet no. 3 : Summer dances : string quartet (2012) by Ross Edwards|
— performed by Australian String Quartet
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