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Orange Chamber Music Festival: Francaix Trio & Friends – The Shepherd’s Hour


Orange Chamber Music Festival: Francaix Trio & Friends – The Shepherd’s Hour

  • Date: Sunday, 1 May 2022, 11am
  • Venue: Orange Regional Conservatorium — Orange, NSW
  • Series: This event is part of the Orange Chamber Music Festival 2022 series
  • Tickets: General: $55 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Ensemble Francaix

Emmanuel Cassimatis – Oboe

Matthew Kneale – Bassoon

Nicholas Young – Piano

Local Guest Artists

Katherine Howarth – Clarinet

David Shaw – Flute

Victoria Chatterley – French Horn

The Shepherd’s hour, or Schäferstündchen, takes its origins from the bucolic poetry of the 18th century. Witty, idyllic, intimate and perhaps also erotic, this concert takes its inspiration from the evolution of the Shepherd’s hour through the turbulence of history.

Parisian café life is where the journey begins and ends – the concert is bookended by two pillars of twentieth-century wind sextets and sandwiched neatly in the middle are a trio of delightful character pieces from Romantic and Modern composers alike.

Ensemble Francaix’ s own commissioned work by Australian composer Paul Dean is presented alongside a scintillating Rossini wind quartet, and Ligeti’s 6 Bagatelles for Wind Quintet fills out a charming interlude between the seductive pull of the Parisian café lifestyle.


Francis Poulenc
Sextet for Piano and Winds 18’

Paul Dean 
Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano 9’

Giacomo Rossini 
Wind Quartet no. 1 6’

Gyorgy Ligeti
6 Bagatelles for Wind Quintet 12’

Jean Françaix 
L’heure du berger 8’


Supported by the Orange Regional Arts Foundation

Featured non-Australian music: Poulenc, Rossini, Ligeti, Françaix

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on 0404 917 080 or by email to info@ocmf.com.au

Featured Australian Works

Trio : for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano by Paul Dean
— performed by Ensemble Francaix

Featured artists

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