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The Australian World Orchestra (AWO) brings together Australia’s finest musicians from home and around the world to celebrate the brilliance of Australian classical musicians and composers. We are thrilled to celebrate the easing of Melbourne’s lockdown by bringing together an ensemble of Melbourne AWO superstars to perform in this year’s virtual PFSMF.
As challenging as 2020 has been for artists all over the world, AWO is pleased to continue their work in nurturing young Australian talent through their Academy Program by providing performance opportunities to early career and pre-professional musicians, and we welcome Hamish Gullick from ANAM to the ensemble, and introduce virtuoso saxophonist Justin Kenealy for his PFSMF debut.
Both Schubert’s Trout Quintet and Elena Kats-Chernin’s The Sunshine Journal take the listener on journeys through theme and variations with great swings in tempi. Elena’s exuberant collection of dances was commissioned in 2015 by the Stanleys as a celebration of happiness, laughter, and sweet nostalgia, and described by Dalia Stanley as “melodies that sparkle and radiate with joy.”
Featured non-Australian music: Schubert
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Featured Australian Works
|The Sunshine journal (quintets: clarinet, saxophone, piano, cello, double bass) (2014) by Elena Kats-Chernin|
— performed by Members of the Australian World Orchestra
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