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MORGAN PEARSE WITH ANTHONY HUNT AND THE AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET

Sunday 4 December 2022  |  2:30PM


WHITHER MUST I WANDER


Performing as Figaro in The Barber of Seville, Morgan Pearse's debut performance with the English National Opera in 2015–16 announced a baritone of uncommon allure and magnetism. Renowned for his clarity of tone and enthralling performances, in 2016 he also won the prestigious Cesti Competition. Beyond the operatic stage, his recital programs from the Wigmore Hall to the Melbourne Recital Centre have confirmed him as an artist of refined and rare interpretive talent.

Anthony Hunt is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied as a repetiteur in the specialist opera course. From 2013 he was Chorus Master with Opera Australia, until returning to Adelaide in 2020 as Chorus Master and Head of Music at State Opera South Australia, and as Director of Music at St Peter's Cathedral.

The Australian String Quartet joins Morgan for the peripatetic pleasures and pitfalls of Robert Louis Stevenson's verse – set with the singularly deft touch of Ralph Vaughan Williams and arranged for baritone and string quartet by Quentin Grant. Samuel Barber's brooding Dover Beach concludes the first half. After interval, Morgan and Anthony continue the program's eastward amble with the elegant songs of Gabriel Fauré, finishing with Hugo Wolf's late-Romantic lieder. 


Morgan Pearse | Baritone
Anthony Hunt | Piano
Dale Barltrop | Violin
Francesca Hiew | Violin
Christopher Cartlidge | Viola
Michael Dahlenburg | Cello


PROGRAM


Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)
Songs of Travel (arr. for baritone and string quartet by Quentin Grant)

I. The Vagabond
II. Let Beauty Awake
III. The Roadside Fire
IV. Youth and Love
V. In Dreams
VI. The Infinite Shining Heavens
VII. Whither Must I Wander
VIII. Bright is the Ring of Words
IX. I Have Trod the Upward and the Downward Slope


Samuel Barber (1910–1981)
Dover Beach, Op. 3



INTERVAL


Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)
L'horizon chimérique, Op. 118

I. La Mer Est Infinie
II. Je Me Suis Embarqué
III. Diane, Séléné
IV. Vaisseaux, Nous Vous Aurons Aimés


Hugo Wolf (1860–1903)
Gedichte von Goethe

Harfenspieler I: Wer sich der Einsamkeit ergibt

Mörike-Lieder

VIII. Begegnung
IX. Nimmersatte Liebe
X. Fußreise
XI. An eine Äolsharfe
XII. Verbongenheit
XXVIII: Gebet


Duration | Approximately two hours, including a twenty-minute interval.
Note | Complimentary afternoon tea will be served during the interval.
Dining Options | A Ploughman's Lunch can be pre-booked to enjoy before the concert ($25).

Photo Credit:
Morgan Pearse: Oleg Singareev

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$55.00
Concession*
$50.00
Student
$25.00
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