2020 Program

The Coriole Music Festival in 2020 will be held on Saturday May 16 and Sunday May 17.

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An introduction from the Anna Goldsworthy
Film Friday – 15 May
Saturday Program – 16 May
Sunday Program – 17 May

An introduction from Anna Goldsworthy

This year, at the Coriole Music Festival, Australia’s finest musicians converge upon McLaren Vale for a thrilling tour through the twenties, thirties and forties. We begin with Milhaud’s jazz-inflected The Creation of the World and end with Messiaen’s transcendent Quartet for the End of Time. In between, we offer time capsules of those heady interwar years, in which worlds old and new collide — jazz, folk idioms, modernism, romanticism — and which speak directly to our own time.

For the first time, we open with a movie night, as improvising pianist Ashley Hribar provides a live soundtrack to the Expressionist classic The Cabinet of Dr Caligari. We present Adelaide composer Anne Cawrse’s lyrical and moving song cycle, Flame and Shadow, based on Sara Teasdale’s 1920 book of poetry, alongside a Coriole-commissioned new work by brilliant young Sydney composer Holly Harrison, inspired by the 1930s gypsy jazz of guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stéphane Grappelli. 

Soprano Lorina Gore — well-known to Adelaide audiences for her star turn as Ophelia in Brett Dean’s Hamlet — is joined by superstar trio Andrew Haveron (violin), Tobias Breider (viola) and Umberto Clerici (cello), all principal players in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Vibrant young clarinetist Lloyd van’t Hoff meets my treasured colleagues at the Elder Piano School, Konstantin Shamray and Lucinda Collins, along with Adelaide favourites, violinist Helen Ayres and oboist Celia Craig, for a memorable journey through a world in flux.

— Anna Goldsworthy, Artistic Director

Friday 15 May

6.30 pm The Cabinet of Dr Caligari

A screening of the classic silent film The Cabinet of Dr Caligari with pianist Ashley Hribar providing a live soundtrack. Come dressed in your best twenties finery!

8 pm Pizza Supper (with Coriole wines)

Saturday 16 May

10.15 am Introduction talk by Anna Goldsworthy with coffee and tea from 10 am

11 am Concert One — Roaring Twenties

MILHAUD La création du monde Op. 81b
Andrew Haveron violin, Helen Ayres violin, Tobias Breider viola, Umberto Clerici cello, Lucinda Collins piano

ANNE CAWRSE Flame and Shadow
Lorina Gore soprano, Helen Ayres violin, Lloyd van’t Hoff clarinet, Ashley Hribar piano
Australian Premiere

RAVEL Violin Sonata No. 2
Andrew Haveron violin, Anna Goldsworthy piano

~ Interval ~

Martinů String Trio No. 1, H 136
Andrew Haveron violin, Tobias Breider viola, Tobias Breider viola

Canteloube Songs from the Auvergne
Lorina Gore soprano, Lloyd van’t Hoff clarinet, Celia Craig oboe, Lucinda Collins piano

1.30 pm Three-course lunch (with Coriole wines)

3.30 pm A World in Flux
Anna Goldsworthy speaks to Anne Cawrse and Holly Harrison about composing for the times

5.00 pm Concert TWO — THIRTIES

Françaix String Trio in C
Andrew Haveron violin, Tobias Breider viola, Tobias Breider viola

HINDEMITH Scherzo for Viola and Cello
Tobias Breider viola,Umberto Clerici cello

SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Sonata Op. 40
Umberto Clerici cello, Anna Goldsworthy piano

~ Interval ~

HOLLY HARRISON New Commission
Lloyd van’t Hoff clarinet, Andrew Haveron violin, Tobias Breider viola, Tobias Breider viola

World Premiere

RACHMANINOV Variations on a Theme of Corelli,
Op. 42

Konstantin Shamray piano

7.30 pm Supper (with Coriole wines)

Sunday 17 May

10.15 am Introduction talk by Anna Goldsworthy with coffee and tea from 10 am

11 am Concert THREE — FORTIES

Weinberg Clarinet Sonata Op. 28
Lloyd van’t Hoff clarinet, Konstantin Shamray piano

Various Songs from the Golden Age of Hollywood
Lorina Gore soprano, Anna Goldsworthy piano

~ Interval ~

MESSIAEN Quatuor pour la fin du temps
Lloyd van’t Hoff clarinet, Andrew Haveron violin, Umberto Clerici cello, Anna Goldsworthy piano

1.30 pm Lunch (with Coriole wines)