UKARIA 24 | CONCERT FOUR: VIRTUAL TRAVELS

Sunday 28 November 2021  |  11AM


UKARIA 24 | CONCERT FOUR: VIRTUAL TRAVELS

CURATED BY UMBERTO CLERICI

'Music as time machine, as flying carpet, as storyteller.

At the time I penned these program notes, it had been nineteen months since I was last in Italy. We have each spent a good portion of our lives travelling and now it all came to a rapid halt.

But can we travel through music instead?

What if we could go to Venice in a time when it was the richest and most extravagant city in Europe, and better still, not overrun with tourists? Or to visit what has become one of the most popular holiday destinations for Australians, Bali, but through the eyes of the most renowned Australian composer, Peter Sculthorpe, in 1969?

Then we could jump back one thousand years to visit Saint Hildegard of Bingen who was a German Benedictine abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, mystic, visionary and polymath of the High Middle Ages. Finally, playing the mystical Kreutzer sonata, in an arrangement made maybe by the composer himself, which in the two hundred years since Beethoven first bestowed it on the world, has inspired Tolstoy and an endless number of painters, plays and movies.'

– Umberto Clerici


PROGRAM

Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)
Concerto for Two Oboes in C, RV 534 (arr. for recorder, trumpet and string quintet)

Genevieve Lacey | Recorder
David Elton | Trumpet
Andrew Haveron | Violin
Kristian Winther | Violin
Christopher Moore | Viola
Umberto Clerici | Cello
Richard Narroway | Cello


Richard Narroway's Choice:

Peter Sculthorpe (1929–2014)
String Quartet No. 8

I. Con dolore
II. Risoluto
III. Con dolore
IV. Con precisione
V. Con dolore

Andrew Haveron | Violin
Kristian Winther | Violin
Christopher Moore | Viola
Richard Narroway | Cello


Genevieve Lacey's Choice:

Hildegard von Bingen (1098–1179)
O viridissima virga (arr. for recorder, electronics and string quartet by Erkki Veltheim)

O ignis spiritus (arr. for recorder, electronics and string quartet by Erkki Veltheim)

Genevieve Lacey | Recorder
Kristian Winther | Violin
Andrew Haveron | Violin
Tobias Breider | Viola
Richard Narroway | Cello


Kristian Winther's Choice:

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Sonata for Piano and Violin in A, Op. 47 Kreutzer (arr. for string quintet)

I. Adagio sostenuto – Presto
II. Andante con variazioni
III. Presto

Kristian Winther | Violin
Andrew Haveron | Violin
Tobias Breider | Viola
Umberto Clerici | Cello
Richard Narroway | Cello


Duration | Approximately seventy-five minutes without interval.
Note | A two-course lunch will follow at 12.45pm (separate booking required).

Full Price
$60.00
Concession*
$55.00
Student
$25.00
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*Concession price includes pensioners, health care cardholders and seniors' health care
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