Beaugeais & Grevillea Ensemble
- Date: Saturday, 7 December 2013, 3pm Concert, 2:30pm pre-concert talk by Katia Beaugeais
- Venue: The Flute Tree — Suite 1, 111 Moore Street, Leichhardt, NSW
- Tickets: Adults: $30 | Children: Free | Concession: $20/$15 — Tickets can be purchased by phone on (02) 9564 1233
The Grevillea Ensemble with special guest, Yvette Goodchild, perform a variety of exciting & beautiful works for voice, viola & piano, including Brahms, Hindemith, Poulenc and the premiere of Beaugeais's Afternoon at the Orangerie - a new song cycle of 4 poems by English romantic poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822). Composed for the Grevillea Ensemble, it is inspired by Beaugeais' recent trip to France, where she visited Monet’s Water Lilies at the Orangerie Museum in Paris (Musée de l’Orangerie). Beaugeais’s French background can be heard throughout. Lyrical, singing and impressionistic characteristics of French composers, Ravel, Debussy, Poulenc and symbolic words of Shelley’s poems are sung in French. In her latest work, Beaugeais gives back the ‘composer/creator’ role to the players, requiring the performers to improvise. Monet’s idea of "capturing the changing qualities of natural light in his garden" is enhanced by this 'improvisational' style, producing a fusion of colours, blurred lines, constantly changing textural and timbral effects. Calm, tranquil and atmospheric passages contrast with fast, virtuosic, rhythmic melodic sections, showcasing the technical ability of the players.
Performers: Wendy Dixon (voice), David Miller (piano), Yvette Goodchild (viola, Guest Artist)
Featured non-Australian music: Brahms 'Geistliches Wiegenlied', Poulenc 'Tel jour, telle nuit'. Rubbra 'Upon the Crucifix', Hindemith Sonata for viola & piano, Bridge 'Three Songs' for voice, viola, piano
Featured Australian Works
|Afternoon at the Orangerie : soprano with ensemble by Katia Beaugeais — World premiere|
— performed by Wendy Dixon, Yvette Goodchild and David Miller
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