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Feminine Charms


Feminine Charms

  • Date: Saturday, 3 March 2012, 8pm
  • Venue: The Independent Theatre — 269 Miller St, North Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: Adults: $38 | Children: $32 | Concession: $34 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 9955 6455

Event Details

“I once thought that I possessed creative talent, but I have given up this idea; a woman must not desire to compose – not one has been able to do it, and why should I expect to? It would be arrogance…” – Clara Schumann

Fortunately Clara continued to compose after saying this, as have many women after her, and this program is a testament to their at times unrecognised talent. Gayeneh Tchebodarian’s energetic and powerful Piano Trio features driving rhythms and exotic melodies inspired by the music of her native Armenia, while Elena Kats-Chernin’s Gypsy Ramble shows the influence of Eastern European folk music within her uniquely engaging, ebullient style.

American composer Jennifer Higdon explores the idea of colour and mood in her 2003 Piano Trio, in which she shows the dramatic differences between ‘Pale Yellow’ and ‘Fiery Red’ in two opposing movements. Finally we hear from Clara Schumann, whose distinctively Romantic Piano Trio in G minor is now being recognised and performed alongside those of her husband and male contemporaries.

Featured non-Australian music: Jennifer Higdon - Piano trio , Gayaneh Tchebodarian - Piano Trio , Clara Schumann - Piano Trio op.17

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on 0413 002 757 or by email to strelitziatrio@gmail.com

Featured Australian Works

Fantasy for Strelitzia : piano trio by Ann Carr-Boyd — World premiere
Gypsy ramble : for viola, cello and piano (1996) by Elena Kats-Chernin
— performed by Evgeny Ukhanov, Eleanor Betts and Victoria Jacono-Gilmovich

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