2019 Programme

Chamber music alongside the art works of the celebrated award winning artist, Wendy Sharpe..


Event 1: If You Go Away

With Gregg Arthur, string quartet, saxophone, bass drums and keyboard.

Friday 18th October at 7.00pm

 

Gregg Arthur – Jazz vocal

with

QUARTET QUARTET
Andrew Scott
– piano | Craig Scott – double bass | Tim Geldens – drums
Michael Avgenicos – tenor sax | Tatyana Lukich and Nataliya Lukich – violin
Marianne Yeomans
– viola | Sally Schinckel-Brown – cello

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A real crowd pleaser, fitting in beautifully with the theme of Wendy Sharpe’s art works.

From popular contemporary hits, classic jazz standards, personalised
orchestrations written for Gregg by the late Maestro Tommy Tycho and original
songs written by Gregg, this show has something for everyone to enjoy.

Welcome drinks from 6:30pm.

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Event 2: A package for Granny

A live musical puppet show for families.

Saturday 19th October at 11.00am

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Granny is waiting on the arrival of a very special package.
While she waits with great expectation, she tells us stories and introduces us to some of the wonderful creatures who inhabit her world. Everything around Granny comes to life, even her tea pot and kettle.
Her special friends, Turtle and Green and Yellow, find her package which contains the best surprise,
a kiss for Granny.

This show appeals particularly to young children.

Sydney Puppet Theatre 
Bridget Bolliger – flute
Umberto Clerici – cello
Original music Jim Coyle, world premiere performance.

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Highlights from “Nella and the Paradise of Birds” success in 2018.

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Event 3: Vibrant & Voluptuous

 A recital for soprano and piano accordion, with Taryn Fiebig and James Crabb.

Saturday 19th October at 7.00pm

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James Crabb – piano accordion
Taryn Fiebig – Soprano

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Recital for two of Australia’s finest performing artists. This extraordinary combination of soprano and piano accordion features music from around the world in relation to the artworks of Wendy Sharpe.

Featuring works by:
Joseph Haydn, W.A. Mozart, Joaquin Rodrigo, Maurice Ravel, Raymond Murray Schafer, and Scottish/Irish Trad.

Welcome drinks from 6:30pm.

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Raymond Murray-Schafer – La Testa d’Adriana (1977)
W.A. Mozart – An Chloe K.524
W.A. Mozart – Als Luise die Briefe K.520
J. Haydn – The Spirit’s Song
W.A. Mozart – Dans une Bois Solitaire K.308
M. Ravel – Two Hebrew songs

INTERVAL

Charles Dibdin – Ben Backstay
Stephen Storace – The Curfew Tolls the Bell
The Barley Mow, Hook

Joaquin Rodrigo – Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios
1. Lagan’s Love, 2. Fields of Gold, 3. Orphan Girl, 4. Lark in the Clear Air

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Event 4: Up Close and Personal

A pre-concert event on stage.

Sunday 20th October, 6.15-6.45pm

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Journalist Anne Maria Nicholson speaks with
Artist Wendy Sharpe

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Up Close and Personal is a thirty minute chat hosted by renowned journalist Anne Maria Nicholson, with artist Wendy Sharpe and guest performing artists from the festival.

Complimentary drinks are served as part of this event.

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Event 5: Music from Around the World

An exquisite concert for flute and guitar duo with beloved siblings Bridget Bolliger and Philip Bolliger, followed by the outstanding Enigma Quartet.

Sunday 20th October at 7.00pm

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Bridget Bolliger – flute
Phillip Bolliger – guitar
Enigma String Quartet

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Featuring works by Mexican composer Manuel Ponce, Spanish composer F. Moreno Torroba,
Italian composer Mauro Giuliani, Czech composer Bedřich Smetana, French composer Claude Debussy
and Australian composer Phillip Bolliger.

This festival finale programme is not to be missed!

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OUR ARTISTS 2019

CLICK HERE to read more about the artists performing in our 2019 season.


2018 Programme

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Concert 1: “In a Sentimental Mood”

Friday 26 October at 7.00pm

Having captivated audiences all over the world, the acclaimed jazz vocalist Gregg Arthur with the Peter Locke Quartet opens the 2018 Sydney Chamber Music Festival with songs from The Great American Songbook.

Unmatched as a singer and performer, Gregg joins forces with Australia’s finest jazz chamber musicians to bring you In A Sentimental Mood, a charmingly relaxed and intimate programme that will entertain and delight.

Please join us after the performance for complimentary welcome drinks to the 2018 Sydney Chamber Music Festival, proudly brought to you by our wonderful sponsor Penna Lane Wines, Clare Valley.

PETER LOCKE – Piano
MICHAEL AVGENICOS – Tenor Saxophone
TIM GELDENS – Drums
CRAIG SCOTT – Double Bass
GREGG ARTHUR – Jazz vocal

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Concert 2: “Nella and the Paradise of Birds”

Saturday 27 October at 11.00am

This Family Concert features the Sydney Puppet Theatre, Bridget Bolliger, flute and Andrew West, piano. “Nella and the Paradise of Birds” is the newest artistic achievement for Artistic Director and flautist Bridget Bolliger, and the internationally award winning Sydney Puppet Theatre.
Sydney based composer Jim Coyle’s stunning set of 12 miniatures for flute and piano, composed and recorded in 2017, are beautifully brought to life as little Nella dreams and imagines a world of wonderful creatures in her puppetry realm.
Through the collaboration of flute, piano and the magic of puppetry, this is a theatrical performance that will educate, excite the senses and inspire the minds of primary school children of all ages.

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“Paradise of Birds” – Jim Coyle (Born 1968)
Prelude
Forest Raven
Pied Cormorant
Silver Gull
Eastern Yellow Robin Cassowary
Pink Robin
Emerald Dove
New Holland Honeyeater
Superb Fairy-Wren
Brush Turkey
Wedge -Tailed Eagle
Rainbow Lorikeet
Postlude

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CONCERT 3: “Timeless”

Saturday 27 October at 7.00pm

Bridget Bolliger, Flute
Andrew West, Piano
Michael Goldschlager, Cello

Trio Sonate in G Major BWV 1039 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
World premiere of new arrangement for flute, cello and piano by these musicians.
Adagio – Allegro ma non presto – Adagio e piano – Presto

Requiem for cello alone – Peter Sculthorpe (1929-2014 )
Introit — Kyrie — Qui Mariam — Lacrimosa — Libera me — Lux aeterna.

Interval

Trio in G Hoboken XV:15 – Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
Allegro – Andante – Allegro moderato (Finale)

“Bilitis” Edition for Flute and Piano – Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
Arranged bt Karl Lenski
Pour invoquer Pan, dieu du d’été
Pour un tombeau sans nom
Pour que la nuit soit propice
Pour la danseuese aux crotales
Pour l’Égyptienne
Pour remercier la pluie au matin

First Sonata for Flute and Piano – Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959)
Allegro Moderato – Adagio – Allegro poco moderato

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CONCERT 4: “Up Close and Personal”

Sunday 28 October at 12.00pm

“Up Close and Personal” – a journey into the mind and workings
of a successful professional musician.

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Introduction
Guy Noble is joined by one of Australia’s finest international artists, the great mezzo-soprano Deborah Humble, along with pianist Andrew West and Amanda Cole PhD founder of ‘Performance Brilliance’, to give their unique views and expertise on musical life and how to master both body and mind to reach potential and enhance performance.

Piano Sonata Op.1 for Piano – Alban Berg (1885-1935)

Wesendonck Lieder – Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
1 “Der Engel” (“The Angel”), composed November 1857
2 “Stehe still!” (“Be still!”), composed February 1858
3 “Im Treibhaus – Studie zu Tristan und Isolde” (“In the Greenhouse”), composed May 1858
4 “Schmerzen” (“Sorrows”), composed December 1857
5 “Träume – Studie zu Tristan und Isolde” (“Dreams”), composed December 1857

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Concert 5: “Piers Lane”

Sunday 28 October at 7.00pm

We are thrilled to announce that one of Australia’s ‘favourite son’s’, the acclaimed pianist Piers Lane will be giving his only Sydney recital in 2018 at the Sydney Chamber Music Festival.

As a prelude to his Wigmore Hall Recital early next year, Piers will be performing a diverse and stunning programme featuring works by J.S.Bach, Chopin, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky.

A pianist who stands out as an engaging and highly versatile performer, Piers’ concerto repertoire alone exceeds ninety-five works, he has performed 5-times at the BBC Proms and has a discography of over 50 CD’s spanning from Bach to Williamson.

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Prelude and Fugue in F#minor, Book 2, BWV 883 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)

Impromptu No 2 in F#major –Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849)

Mazurka in F minor Op 68 No 4 – Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849)

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35, CT. 202 – Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849)
1 Grave – Doppio movimento
2 Scherzo
3 Marche funèbre. Lento
4 Finale. Presto

INTERVAL

Six Pieces on a Single Theme Op 21 – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893 )
Prelude – Fugue – Impromptu – Funeral March – Mazurka – Scherzo

Trois Mouvements de Pétrouchka – Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
I Danse russe (Russian Dance)
II Chez Pétrouchka (Petrushka’s Room)
III La semaine grasse (The Shrovetide Fair)

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OUR ARTISTS 2018

CLICK HERE to read more about the artists performing in our 2018 season.