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Festival Kids Holiday Program
2017 Festival
Festival Kids Holiday Program
This exciting 3 day holiday program is presented by the talented musicians and educators, Doctor Stovepipe. This highly accomplished trio of bass, guitar, and fiddle will share their love of Appalachian folk tunes, popular rag time and Bluegrass music.
Sydney Conservatorium GA Festival Kids Holiday Program


Festival Concert #1
2017 Festival
Concert 1
The Festival opens with the brilliant young Australian Amy Dickson playing a little-known gem by Frenchman Florent Schmitt, setting the scene for a Festival of musical discoveries. The Goldner String Quartet and the legendary Lambert Orkis show that familiar masterpieces will not be neglected either, with Schumann’s mighty quintet. Britten’s heartfelt third quartet comes to life with the acclaimed Elias Quartet from the UK; and the outstanding Zukerman Trio announce their presence with Dvorák’s divine ‘Dumky’ Trio, its galloping finale closing a magnificent concert.
Thu 20/4/17 7:30PM VERBRUGGHEN HALL Concert 1


Family Concert - Dr Stovepipe
2017 Festival
Festival Family Concert - Dr Stovepipe
Fri 21/4/17 10:00AM Sydney Conservatorium GA Festival Family Concert - Dr Stovepipe


Pinchas Zukerman Masterclass
2017 Festival
Pinchas Zukerman Masterclass
Be a witness to musical tradition being handed on, as one of the world’s great violinists, Pinchas Zukerman, shares his knowledge with hand-picked young Australians. Join us for this exciting and privileged opportunity to see the next generation connect with one of the great performers of our time.
Fri 21/4/17 2:00PM VERBRUGGHEN HALL Pinchas Zukerman Masterclass


Festival Concert #2
2017 Festival
Concert 2
Franck’s tender wedding gift to his famous colleague Eugène Ysaÿe, the Violin Sonata in A major has never fallen from popularity. There can be few finer interpreters than Pinchas Zukerman, revered master of the lyrical, expressive style of playing that so perfectly suits this rhapsodic piece. Koppel’s Saxophone Quintet makes a vivid contrast, with its jazzy inflections and rhythmic verve. Clarinettist-composer Paul Dean (beloved mentor of Arcadia Winds) was inspired by the Australian novel Jasper Jones to create his characterful work. It’s followed by one of the most beloved piano quintets in the repertoire, in which Dvorák’s endless capacity for melody engages the heart from start to glowing finish.
Fri 21/4/17 7:30PM VERBRUGGHEN HALL Concert 2


Festival Concert #3
2017 Festival
Concert 3
This concert is a banquet of musical colours and flavours, making full use of the joyous contrasts provided by all the different Festival wind players, grounded in piano and strings. Tansman and Martinu almost certainly crossed paths in the musically vibrant Paris of the early 20th century; Britten’s youthful Sinfonietta blends rhapsodic beauty with rhythmic invention. Ligeti’s Bagatelles show the composer at his most playful, making a happy contrast with Glière’s songful Duos. Works by Fitkin and Westlake make delightful companion pieces, their composers respected and popular members of today’s musical pantheon.
Sat 22/4/17 2:00PM VERBRUGGHEN HALL Concert 3


Festival Concert  #4
2017 Festival
Concert 4
Inspiration comes in many different guises, brought together for this unique program. Vasks’ affecting music is infused with the folk flavours of his native Latvia and tinged with local birdsong, amid traces of the struggle for national independence. Brahms wrote his third violin sonata as a virtuoso showcase for his dear colleague Joseph Joachim. Brenton Broadstock’s lyrical, haunting piece arises from one of his own poems of the same intriguing name: a song without words. Ross Edwards also plays with links between texts and notes in a multi-faceted, uplifting world premiere for the unusual combination of saxophone and string quartet.
Sat 22/4/17 7:30PM VERBRUGGHEN HALL Concert 4


Festival Concert #5
2017 Festival
Concert 5
This concert is a blissfully adventurous mix of musical styles. Young Australian Elizabeth Younan brings an edgy spark with her remarkable work for Arcadia Winds, while Queenslander Matthew Orlovich makes the most of the warm, rounded colours of saxophone and marimba. Straight from the French Jazz Age, Poulenc’s toe-tapping Sextet has a classical clarity that sits comfortably alongside Mozart’s mellow Horn Quintet and Beethoven’s gorgeous Cello Sonata.
Sun 23/4/17 11:30AM VERBRUGGHEN HALL Concert 5


Festival Concert #6
2017 Festival
Concert 6
Fernande Decruck’s Sonata is the best-known of her many works for saxophone, its melodic inventiveness reflecting her Parisian studies as well as her years in America. It is one of three works in this concert which are completely new to Musica Viva’s stages, alongside George Crumb’s Little Suite (performed by his friend Lambert Orkis) and the world premiere of a string octet by young Adelaide composer and cellist, Jakub Jankowski. In the midst, like the chamber music monument it is, stands Beethoven’s glorious ‘Archduke’ Trio.
Sun 23/4/17 4:30PM VERBRUGGHEN HALL Concert 6