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Karin Schaupp and Umberto Clerici

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Karin Schaupp and Umberto Clerici

7pm, Thursday 5 April

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Armidale Town Hall – 127 Rusden Street

“… spellbinding …” Limelight Magazine, April 2016

Internationally renowned musicians Karin Schaupp and Umberto Clerici first shared a concert stage as part of the 2015 Musica Viva Festival, where the combination of guitar and cello proved a major hit.

In 2018 they continue their critically acclaimed collaboration with a programme exploring song throughout the ages. From gentle Spanish lullabies to fiery contemporary works, from Schubert to De Falla, Clerici and Schaupp reinvent beautiful melodies with lush accompaniments for the unique and intoxicating combination of cello and guitar. The listener is taken on an emotional journey through life, with songs drawn from all over the world and from different life stages, interwoven with anecdotes about the inspiration behind these timeless melodies.

Schubert – Lob der Tränen

Ravel – Kaddish

Monteverdi- Lasciatemi Morire
Cacccini- Amarilli
Rodrigo- Aranjuez Ma Pensee
Mendelssohn Op. 62 no. 1 Songs without Words
Manuel de Falla – Jota
John Rutter- selected Songs
Rachmaninoff- Song of Grusia op. 4 no. 4
Dvorak Lasst Mich Allein op. 82/1
Copland (arr. Nestor) At the River
Elena Kats Chernin- Eliza’s Aria from Wild Swans Suite

Richard Gill and Sydney Chamber Choir

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Richard Gill and Sydney Chamber Choir
Sydney Chamber Choir

Sydney Chamber Choir

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7pm, Thursday 3 May

Lazenby Hall, University of New England, Armidale

The Art of Choral Harmony

Sacred and profane, ancient and modern, imported and homegrown: join Sydney Chamber Choir on a musical journey into the heart of beauty. The human voice is the most expressive of all instruments, and this concert features some of the great masters of choral writing: Hildegard of Bingen’s ecstatic melodies, written for the nuns of her 12th-century abbey; exquisitely passionate madrigals by Monteverdi and Gesualdo; the lush harmonies of Brahms and the delicacy of Debussy; and three thrilling Australian choruses for a mighty finale.

Hildegard von Bingen – Ave Generosa
Josquin dez Pres – Ave Maria
Gesualdo – Belta, poi che l’assenti
Io parto e non piu dissi
Claudio Monteverdi – Lamento d’Arianna
Palestrina – Alla riva del Tebro
Marenzio – Qual mormorio soave
Johannes Brahms – Five Songs, op. 104
Claude Debussy – Trois chansons
Paul Stanhope – Deserts of Exile
Ross Edwards – Missa Alchera Kyrie (Mass of the Dreaming)
Clare Maclean – Osannna Mass – Gloria

Goldner Quartet

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Goldner Quartet
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Dene Olding, violin
Dimity Hall, violin
Irina Morozova, viola
Julian Smiles, cello

Approaching their 25th anniversary in 2020, Australia’s premier string quartet remain in demand internationally as performers and recording artists. With no changes to their line-up since their inception in 1995, the Goldners bring unmatched musical intuition to every phrase. It’s this closeness that makes them so appealing to watch in performance – every motion and every glance appears in the music as well.
The quartet will perform a program exploring the first quartets of Shostakovich, Webern and Prokofiev.

PROGRAM to include
SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet no 1
WEBERN Langsamer Satz
PROKOFIEV String Quartet no 1

“One only had to hear the opening bars to realise this is a very fine quartet indeed.”
The Telegraph, UK – City of London Festival review 2011

“The Goldners give the most sublimely articulate and raptly communicative reading of Elgar’s elusive String Quartet that it’s been my privilege to encounter.”