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Australia Ensemble: Dreamers and Visionaries


Australia Ensemble: Dreamers and Visionaries

  • Date: Saturday, 26 September 2020, 8pm
  • Venue: Sir John Clancy Auditorium — University of New South Wales, Gate 9, High Street, Kensington, NSW
  • Series: This event is part of the Australia Ensemble@UNSW 2020 Subscription Concert series
  • Tickets: Adults: $56 | Concession: $34 (Single tickets available for sale February 1, 2020) — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Kevin PUTS | And Legions Will Rise (2001)
Peter SCULTHORPE | Dream Tracks (1992)
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN | Sonata no.3 in A major for cello and piano, Op.69 (1808)
Robert SCHUMANN | Piano Quartet in E flat Op.47 (1842)

This program is dedicated to dreamers and visionaries: those who take their own path, often at high personal cost. Kevin Puts’ trio And Legions Will Rise channels “the power in all of us to transcend during times of tragedy and personal crisis”. The violin, clarinet and marimba create colourful effects, often dreamlike and hypnotic. Peter Sculthorpe’s Dream Tracks sings into existence the distant landscapes of Torres Strait, Arnhem Land and Kakadu. The Sonata no.3 op.69 was composed at a time when Beethoven was almost completely deaf, and although an uplifting work, bears the title ‘Inter Lacrimas et Luctum’ (Amid Tears and Sorrow). Robert Schumann composed his beloved Piano Quartet Op. 47 in 1842, two years after realising his dream of marrying Clara Wieck and one of the happiest times of his life.


David Griffiths, clarinet; Ian Munro, piano; Dimity Hall, violin; Irina Morozova, viola; and Julian Smiles, cello; with guest artist Alison Pratt, marimba

Featured non-Australian music: Puts, Beethoven, R Schumann

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 9385 4874 or by email to cmc@unsw.edu.au

Featured Australian Works

Dream tracks : for violin, clarinet and piano (1992) by Peter Sculthorpe
— performed by Australia Ensemble

Featured artists

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