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The Hourglass Ensemble: Waltz of the Flowers


The Hourglass Ensemble: Waltz of the Flowers

  • Date: Sunday, 15 March 2020, 2:30pm
  • Venue: Sydney Opera House, Utzon Room — Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: Adult: $64 | Concession: $40 (booking fees apply) — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 9250 7777

Event Details

The Hourglass Ensemble makes chamber music accessible and engaging by connecting with audiences and explaining the context, meaning, and narrative of each work. This concert is named for Tchaikovsy’s eternal masterpiece, the Waltz, part of his Nutcracker ballet.

The full program celebrates the mesmerising interplay of piano with strings in Carl Vine’s piano trio, contrasted with Saint-Saens’ grand, lyrical work for harp and flute. Peter Sculthorpe’s timeless Dreamtracks evokes Aboriginal song lines and paths through Kakadu, and the world premiere of Australian Michal Rosiak’s chamber concerto is inspired and re-imagined from Bach’s baroque masterpieces.


TCHAIKOVSKY Waltz of the Flowers arr. Kennedy
VINE Piano trio “The Village”
SCULTHORPE Dreamtracks for clarinet violin and piano
ROSIAK Concerto da Camera (world premiere)
SAINT-SAENS Fantasy for flute and harp.

Featured non-Australian music: Tchaikovsky, Saint-Seans

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

Featured Australian Works

Concerto da Camera : chamber ensemble by Michal Rosiak — World premiere
— performed by Hourglass Ensemble
Dream tracks : for violin, clarinet and piano (1992) by Peter Sculthorpe
— performed by Hourglass Ensemble
Piano trio : 'The Village' : piano trio (2013) by Carl Vine
— performed by Hourglass Ensemble

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