Arcadia Winds: Opus
- Date: Thursday, 27 February 2020, 6pm
- Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
- Tickets: Standard: $40 | Concession: $29 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9699 3333
Arcadia Winds is a trailblazer in Australian wind music.
It has brought its brand of energetic, joyful and spontaneous performance to concert stages around the world and revelled in musical partnerships with internationally acclaimed performers. A desire to celebrate and promote Australian music has led Arcadia Winds to commission, record and perform works by dozens of Australian composers.
Arcadia Winds explores ground-breaking music for wind quintet. Carl Nielsen’s seminal quintet anchors the program. Nielsen was one of the very first composers to consider the different personalities and combined potential of the wind instruments and their players – the result is a masterpiece of such scope and emotional weight that it has arguably never been bettered. Luciano Berio’s Opus Number Zoo takes a very different approach to the same ensemble, combining charming, playful portraits of animals with serious, ironic undertones. In Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Architectonics, we discover an equally radical departure: a piece of modern, highly-structured musical craftsmanship. A new work from renowned Australian composer Gerard Brophy brings us full circle in a stunning tour of the sounds of wind quintet.
Erkki-Sven Tüür - Architectonics
Luciano Berio - Opus Number Zoo
Gerard Brophy - New Work for wind quintet 2019
Carl Nielsen - Wind Quintet, Op.43
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Arcadia Winds
Featured non-Australian music: Berio, Tüür, Nielsen
Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 9699 3333
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