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Australia Ensemble UNSW Concert: While the music lasts

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

Saturday 22 May from 8pm to 9:30pm


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

These words remind us that music is a universal element of humanity that can take us ‘out of time’.

The opening work of this program is the evocative sextet Lullaby and Doina by Osvaldo Golijov, a set of variations on a Yiddish lullaby that metamorphoses into a dark doing – a slow Gypsy style – and finishes at a gallop.

A more transparent soundscape appears in Mélanie Bonis’ Suite en trio, a beautiful, late-romantic work of classical tonality and proportion, composed at a time that valued neither old-fashioned styles nor female composers.

Gordon Kerry’s while the music lasts explores the nature of music and time in celebration of the work of Australia Ensemble co-founder Roger Covell. Gabriel Fauré’s Piano Quintet no.1 closes the program with timeless moments of rapture and melancholy.

Osvaldo GOLIJOV | Lullaby and Doina (2001)

Mélanie Hélène BONIS | Suite en Trio Op. 59 (1899)

Gordon KERRY | while the music lasts (2016)

Gabriel FAURÉ | Piano Quintet no. 1 in D minor, Op. 89 (1887-1906)

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

with guest artists Lisa Osmialowski, flute and Andrew Meisel, double bass 

“music heard so deeply

That it is not heard at all, but you are the music”

While the music lasts – TS Eliot

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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