CIMF 2017: Festival Finale
- Date: Sunday, 7 May 2017, 6:30pm
- Venue: Fitters' Workshop — Wentworth Avenue, Next to Canberra Glassworks, Kingston, ACT
- Series: This event is part of the Canberra International Music Festival 2017 series
- Tickets: Adult: $67 | Conc.: $62 | U30: $30 | U18: $25 | Student rush: $25 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 6230 5880
Canberra’s Farewell to Arms
We conclude the 2017 Festival with a classic Russian tribute, one of Beethoven’s Razumovsky quartets, a newly composed suite by Hing-yan Chan based on a Chinese wedding banquet and Julian Yu’s inspired orchestration of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. It brings together all of our main festival artists in a joyful celebration that transcends language, place and time.
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), "Razumovsky" String Quartet op. 59 no. 2 in E minor
Hing-yan Chan, Double Happiness (WP)
Gastronomic suite on a libretto by Su-yin Mak
Co-commissioned with HK New Music Ensemble with funds from CASH
Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1880) / arr. Julian Yu (b. 1957), Pictures at an Exhibition
Durations: 38' – interval – 45' – interval – 32'
SIMÓN BOLÍVAR STRING QUARTET, ENSEMBLE OFFSPRING, WILLIAM YANG narrator, SHU-CHEEN YU soprano, JEREMY KLEEMAN baritone, LOO SZE-WANG sheng, COMBINED FESTIVAL ARTISTS directed by ROLAND PEELMAN
Featured non-Australian music: Beethoven, Hing-yan Chan
Featured Australian Works
||Pictures at an exhibition; arr. : for sixteen players or chamber orchestra; a moderately modern rendition by immodest Julian Yu (2001) by Julian Yu|
— performed by Simón Bolívar String Quartet, Ensemble Offspring and Roland Peelman
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