UKARIA 24 – BOOK MUSIC:
A TRIBUTE TO TIM WINTON

Saturday 7 September 2019  |  2PM

UKARIA 24 – CURATED BY DIANA DOHERTY

BOOK MUSIC: A TRIBUTE TO TIM WINTON

‘From the soloist’s first brazen thrust he was captivated by her impish confidence. Such a naff instrument, really, the oboe, but she went at the thing like a jazzer. You could feel the ripple of indignation roll across the hall.’

– Tim Winton

In his 2013 novel Eyrie, Tim Winton describes a musician performing the Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto. The protagonist, Tom Keely, begins to weep, ‘silently at first and then in tiny, shaming huffs that were drowned, thank God, by the roaring ovation.’ Many months later, after reading the novel, Diana Doherty wrote to Winton, asking if he might have been in the audience when she played the concerto at the Perth Concert Hall. He confirmed that he was, and that Diana had inspired Keely’s response.

This concert re-enacts that scene in the novel – this time in a uniquely Australian setting – and explores the inherent music in Winton’s prose in a touching tribute to Australia’s most beloved author, featuring extracts from his novels Eyrie and Dirt Music read by Iain Grandage.

Diana Doherty | oboe/curator
Sophie Rowell | violin
Kirsty Hilton | violin
Christopher Moore | viola
Catherine Hewgill | cello
Bernadette Harvey | piano
David Campbell | double bass
Iain Grandage | narrator


PROGRAM

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)

Concerto in A minor for Oboe and Strings

I. Rondo Pastorale (Allegro moderato)
II. Minuet and Musette (Allegro moderato)
III. Scherzo (Preso – Doppio più lento – Lento – Presto)

Dmitry Shostakovich (1906–1975)

Piano Quintet in G minor, Op.57

I. Prelude: Lento
II. Fugue: Adagio
III. Scherzo: Allegretto
IV. Intermezzo: Lento
V. Finale: Allegretto


Photo: Christie Brewster

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$55.00
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