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'Everything I Touch' Concerto for Flute and Chamber Orchestra


'Everything I Touch' Concerto for Flute and Chamber Orchestra

  • Date: Saturday, 4 May 2019, 7.30pm
  • Venue: Sydney Opera House, Utzon Room — Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: Adults: $58 | Children: $20 | Concession: $40 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 9250 7777

Event Details

This striking concert includes the premiere performance of the flute concerto “Everything I Touch” by Sydney composer Margery Smith, inspired by haikus and micro poetry and written specially to show the wizardry of Hourglass flautist, international star Ewa Kowalski. The concert also features two more new works by Australian composers, the "Russian Rag" by the revered Elena Kats-Chernin, and the beloved masterpiece Brahms’ first Clarinet Sonata. The Hourglass Ensemble's special brand of unusual combinations of instruments, intimate and engaging performance, and explaining the music to draw you to the inside with the performers, will have you spellbound from start to finish.


*SMITH “Everything I Touch”, concerto for flute and chamber orchestra
KATS-CHERNIN “Russian Rag” for saxophone and string quartet
BRAHMS Sonata for clarinet and piano number one in F minor
BALL “Clockwork Ghost” for bass clarinet, viola, cello, and piano
*MULLER “Terra Anima” for clarinet, viola, and vibraphone
*KENNEDY Serenade for flute, clarinet, saxophone, and horn

* denotes world premiere commission

Featured non-Australian music: Brahms

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Clockwork Ghost (quartets: bass clarinet, piano, viola, cello) by Andrew Ball
— performed by Hourglass Ensemble
Digital sheet music sample Everything I Touch : for Flute & Chamber Orchestra (2019) by Margery Smith
— performed by Hourglass Ensemble and Ewa Kowalski
Russian rag : arranged for saxophone and string quartet by Elena Kats-Chernin
— performed by Hourglass Ensemble
Terra Anima (trios: clarinet, vibraphone, viola) by Margaret Tesch-Muller — World premiere
— performed by Hourglass Ensemble
 Serenade for flute, clarinet, saxophone and horn by Andrew Kennedy — World premiere

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