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CIMF 2017: Opening Gala
- Date: Friday, 28 April 2017, 7:30pm
- 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
A World of Music
The opening spectacle that showcases the festival’s international stars: the incomparable Canadian Brass, Venezuela’s Simón Bolívar String Quartet straight out of El Sistema, Canberra’s very own Lisa Moore returning from New York, William Barton on the didgeridoo and more.
William Barton (b. 1981)/ Robert Davidson (b. 1965), Festival Opening – Beaver Blaze (WP)
J.S. Bach (1685-1750), Prelude and Fugue no. 24 in B minor – Book 1
Robert Schumann (1810-1856), Der Vogel als Prophet (The Bird as Prophet) op. 82 no. 7
Frederic Rzewski (b. 1938), Piano Piece no. 4
Traditional, Just A Closer Walk with Thee
Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654), Galliard Battaglia
Sonny Kompanek, Killer Tango
J.S. Bach, "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578,
W.C. Handy (1873-1958), Beale Street Blues
Chen Yi (b. 1953), Yangko
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975), String Quartet no. 8 op. 110
Robert Davidson (b. 1965), Landscape
Durations: 10' – 16' – 15' – interval – 5' – 23' – 10'
CANADIAN BRASS, WILLIAM BARTON didgeridoo, SIMÓN BOLÍVAR STRING QUARTET, MINH LE HOANG guitar, LISA MOORE piano
Featured non-Australian music: J.S. Bach, Schumann, Rzewski, Samuel Scheidt, Sonny Kompanek, W.C. Handy, Chen Yi, Shostakovich
Featured Australian Works
||Landscape : for guitar and string quartet (2000) by Robert Davidson|
— performed by Simón Bolívar String Quartet and Minh Le Hoang
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