aco – trout quintet & quartet for the end of time
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SCHUBERT Piano Quintet, “Trout”
MESSIAEN Quartet for the End of Time
Helena Rathbone Violin
Christopher Moore Viola
Timo-Veikko Valve Cello
Maxime Bibeau Double Bass
Paul Dean Clarinet
Saleem Abboud Ashkar Piano
This concert pairs two great works inspired by very different experiences away from home, both written for the musicians available and, as a result, for unusual combinations of instruments.
Aged 22, Schubert had his first holiday in the country. In the Trout, he captures the mood of those carefree summer days and his ecstatic delight in the countryside, in warm, beguiling melodies and harmonies.
A prisoner of war, Messiaen wrote the Quartet for the End of Time for the musicians he found in the camp, premiering it to an audience of inmates and guards. “Never” he said, “was I listened to with such rapt attention and comprehension.” Critic Alex Ross calls it “the most ethereally beautiful music of the 20th century…as overpowering now as it was on that frigid night in 1941.”
ACO Principals are joined by clarinettist Paul Dean and dynamic young pianist Saleem Abboud Ashkar, making his Australian debut.
- On Wednesday 18 July from 19.00 to 21.00
City Recital Hall, Martin Place between George & Pitt Streets Angel Place Sydney 2000 Venue details
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Australian Chamber Orchestra
ACO Box Office
1800 444 444
How to get to this event:
Wynyard and Martin Place train stations are 5 minutes walk from Angel Place. All buses to and from Circular Quay stop nearby on George Street or Pitt Street
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City Recital Hall, Martin Place between George & Pitt Streets Angel Place Sydney 2000