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ONCE UPON A TIME (UKARIA 24)

Friday 28 October 2022  |  7:30PM


CURATED BY LAWRENCE POWER


'In this program I'm excited to explore the potential of storytelling through music. Purcell and Locke give us the perfect overtures for each half with their Curtain Tunes, music expressly written to set the scenes of their respective dramas.

The Three Berceuses by Thomas Adès from his opera The Exterminating Angel form a filmed framework for three evocative miniatures by Tárrega, Casals and Cage. Berio's Naturale invites us into an intense drama between viola, percussion and Sicilian folk songs recorded on the streets of Palermo.

Sergei Taneyev is one of the most curious figures in Russian music history. Often referred to as the Russian Bach, his refusal to continue in the tradition of Russian Romanticism led to criticisms of being purely academic and dry. I find his music utterly beguiling and his epic Piano Quintet is the perfect conclusion.'

– Lawrence Power


PROGRAM


Henry Purcell (1659–1695)
Timon of Athens, Z. 632

The Masque – Curtain Tune on a Ground

Vilde Frang | Violin
Sophie Rowell | Violin
Lawrence Power | Viola
Torleif Thedéen | Cello


Thomas Adès (b. 1971)
Three Berceuses from The Exterminating Angel*

I. Berceuse I

Lawrence Power | Viola
Thomas Adès | Piano

* This is a pre-recorded performance with the composer, presented on film.


Francisco Tarréga (1852–1909)
Recuerdos de la Alhambra

Vilde Frang | Violin


Thomas Adès (b. 1971)
Three Berceuses from The Exterminating Angel*

I. Berceuse II


Lawrence Power | Viola
Thomas Adès | Piano

* This is a pre-recorded performance with the composer, presented on film.


Pablo Casals (1876–1973)

Song of the Birds

Torleif Thedéen | Cello


Thomas Adès (b. 1971)
Three Berceuses from The Exterminating Angel*

III. Berceuse III

Lawrence Power | Viola
Thomas Adès | Piano

* This is a pre-recorded performance with the composer, presented on film.



John Cage (1912–1992)
Living Room Music

II. Story

Vilde Frang | Narrator
Lawrence Power | Narrator
Torleif Thedéen | Narrator
Alessio Bax | Narrator


Lucian Berio (1925–2003)
Naturale for Viola, Percussion and Recorded Voice

Lawrence Power | Viola
Amanda Grigg | Percussion


INTERVAL


Matthew Locke (1621–1677)
Curtain Tune from The Tempest

Vilde Frang | Violin
Sophie Rowell | Violin
Lawrence Power | Viola
Torleif Thedéen | Cello


Sergei Taneyev (1856–1915)
Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 30

I. Introduzione. Adagio mesto – Allegro patetico
II. Scherzo. Presto – Moderato teneramente
III. Largo
IV. Finale. Allegro vivace

Vilde Frang | Violin
Sophie Rowell | Violin
Lawrence Power | Viola
Torleif Thedéen | Cello
Alessio Bax | Piano


Duration | Approximately two hours, including a twenty-minute interval.
Note | This concert is included in the Full Package – a separate booking is not required.
Dining Options | Cheese and charcuterie platters are available to pre-order to enjoy before the concert ($25).

Full Price
$70.00
Concession*
$65.00
Student
$35.00
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