2017 concert series

Concert 1 – Transcendence

 Wednesday 24 May 2017 6.30pm, Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre

Kurt Weill
Tango Habanera

Katy Abbott Kvasnica
New work

Arnold Schoenberg arr. Steuermann
Verklärte Nacht

 Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) is a ravishing and romantic representation of a poem by Richard Dehmel that portrays a couple’s moonlit walk in the forest and explores themes of forgiveness and transformation. Composed in just three weeks, Verklärte Nacht also expresses composer Arnold Schoenberg’s strong feelings of love for Mathilde Von Zemlinsky who he eventually married. Influenced by Brahms and Wagner, Schoenberg’s writing is richly chromatic. As one of Australia’s brightest composers, Katy Abbott Kvasnica further explores transcendence and transformation with her new work written for Sutherland Trio. Kurt Weill’s ‘Tango Habanera’ (Youkali) was written shortly after Weill fled Nazi Germany for Paris. It was originally part of a play about the bordelaise Marie Galante who was kidnapped and transported to Venezuela. Weill’s arrangement of this much loved dance conveys the foreboding shadows and sensuality of Paris in the 1930s.

Tickets: Standard $39 ($29 Concession)

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Concert 1 – The Heart Speaks

Wednesday 6 September 2017 6.30pm, Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre

Amy Beach
Piano Trio in A minor, Op.150

Bedrich Smetana
Piano Trio in G Minor, Op.15

Bedrich Smetana’s only piano trio is considered one of the great masterpieces of the chamber repertoire. The trio is utterly compelling in its deeply rhapsodic and passionate use of Eastern European folk music, and its rich thematic variation is a milestone in romanticism. Smetana dedicated the trio to his daughter Bed?ich to whom he was particularly close and who died from scarlet fever at the age of four. While the trio is suffused with grief, it is also a powerful affirmation of the human spirit which survives the physical body. Amy Beach’s Piano Trio was written in 1938 and is imbued with romantic and impressionistic gestures. Born in 1867, Beach was a prodigy in both piano and composition and was a successful pioneer for female composers in America and worldwide. Mostly self-taught, Beach navigated the expectations of society and her husband to emerge with a deeply poignant and unique musical voice.

Tickets: Standard $39 ($29 Concession)

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Standard $66 ($49 Concession)

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