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Australia Ensemble Subscription Concert: Espresso/Espressivo

Where
University of New South Wales
University of New South Wales
High Street, Kensington NSW 2052
Sir John Clancy Auditorium
When

Saturday 21 August from 8pm to 9:30pm

Cost

Adult: $56Senior: $43Concession: $34

Carl VINE | Café Concertino (1984)

Lili BOULANGER | Nocturne (1911/1914)

Lili BOULANGER |D’un matin de printemps (1917/1918)

Kevin PUTS | And Legions Will Rise (2001)

Robert SCHUMANN | Piano Quartet in E flat Op.47 (1842)

David Griffiths, clarinet; Dimity Hall, violin; Irina Morozova, viola; Julian Smiles, cello and Ian Munro, piano

with Emeritus artist Geoffrey Collins, flute; and guest artist Alison Pratt, marimba

Carl Vine’s cheeky and irreverent Café Concertino transports the audience from the first moment. Shifting tonal centres and colourful timbres of winds, strings and piano create lively impressions of opinionated and witty repartee. This is followed by two pieces for flute and piano by Lili Boulanger, the first woman to win the prestigious Prix de Rome - a Nocturne to calm the mood, composed when Boulanger was 18 years old, and D'un matin du printemps, a virtuosic and joyous work from the end of her life. In the dreamlike And Legions will Rise, Kevin Puts harnesses the timbres of clarinet, violin and marimba to evoke the power inside all of us to transcend during times of tragedy and personal crisis. This sentiment is continued in the context for Robert Schumann’s masterful _Piano Quartet _in E-flat, a significant work composed during a time of ‘nervous irritation’ soothed by his wife Clara’s participation in studying the string quartets of Haydn and Mozart.

Covid-safe information

The safety and wellbeing of our patrons is of the utmost priority. To ensure a safe and comfortable environment for everyone, we’ve made some changes to the way we operate.

This includes the introduction of a number of measures:

  • UNSW Hospitality is registered as a COVID Safe business with the NSW Government.

  • Patrons are required to wear a mask at all times while inside our foyers and auditorium, including during the performance. Children 12 years and under are exempt.

  • Seating is allocated. Each seat has been socially distanced for your safety. Within the venue, always take your allocated seat.

  • As you move around Sir John Clancy Auditorium, please practise physical distancing (1.5 meters whenever possible) and follow the guidance provided by our staff and signage.

  • Regular cleaning of high-traffic and high-touch areas.

  • A COVID-19 Safe Officer at each of our performances.

  • NSW Health QR Code registration for all patrons.

There are new COVID-specific conditions of entry for audiences attending performances, including the digital check in of every person for contract tracing purposes. This includes the circumstances under which you must not attend our performances, and what’s required of you when you visit.

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