18–19 May 2024

2019 Coriole Music Festival

An introduction from the Anna Goldsworthy Saturday Program – 4 May Sunday Program – 5 May

An introduction from Anna Goldsworthy

Much has been written about the concept of Late Style, but at the Coriole Music Festival this year we celebrate the exact opposite: Early Style. Charles Rosen described Mendelssohn as ‘the greatest child prodigy the history of Western music has even known,’ and the program is book-ended by two of his early masterworks: the Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream and his glorious Octet. In between, we program works by fellow wunderkinder Mozart, Saint-Saëns, and Korngold, which marry precocious mastery to the energy of youth. We also celebrate early works by other composers in which a clear artistic vision comes into focus, often with genre-defining consequences: Bach’s cantata Actus Tragicus, Schubert’s song cycle Die schöne Müllerin, and a selection of Chopin’s Études Op. 10. It is a great thrill to present two young Australian voices at Coriole, with the Australian premiere of Luke Styles’ song cycle On Bunyah, fresh from its Wigmore Hall debut, and a brand-new commission by South Australia’s own Jakub Jankowski, courtesy of the Coriole Music Festival Commissioning Fund. We welcome distinguished visitors from interstate and abroad, including the celebrated Flinders Quartet from Melbourne, the charismatic Berlin-based tenor Michael Smallwood, and distinguished Adelaide-born soprano Miriam Gordon, now based in the USA, while celebrating the rich artistic pickings of talent closer to home: violinist Helen Ayres, pianists Konstantin Shamray and Lucinda Collins, and the musicians of Adelaide Baroque. — Anna Goldsworthy, Artistic Director

Saturday Program

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

11 am Saturday Morning Concert

Mendelssohn Overture to a Midsummer Night’s Dream Konstantin Shamray and Lucinda Collins piano four hands Jakub Jankowski …the Voices of Silent Thing Miriam Gordon-Stewart soprano, Charlotte Kelso mezzo-soprano, Konstantin Shamray and Anna Goldsworthy piano four hands, Festival String Quartet World Premiere ~ Interval ~ Mozart Divertimento in D major, K.136 Flinders Quartet Saint-Saens Piano Quintet in A minor, Op 14 Flinders Quartet, Lucinda Collins piano

1.30 pm Three-course lunch (with Coriole wines)

3.30 pm In conversation with Anna Goldsworthy Australian Voices: with composers Luke Styles and Jakub Jankowski

5.00 pm Saturday Afternoon Concert

JS Bach Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother Konstantin Shamray, piano Chopin Études, Op.10 — a selection of Konstantin Shamray, piano ~ Interval ~ Schubert Die schöne Müllerin (The Beautiful Miller) Michael Smallwood tenor, Konstantin Shamray piano

7.30 pm Supper (with Coriole wines)

Sunday Program

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

11 am Sunday Morning Concert

JS Bach Actus tragicus (Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit) Miriam Gordon-Stewart soprano, Charlotte Kelso mezzo-soprano, Michael Smallwood tenor, Alex Roose bass, Adelaide Baroque, Festival Voices Luke Styles On Bunyah Festival Quartet (Helen Ayres violin, Jacqui Cronin viola, Tim Nankervis cello), Michael Smallwood tenor, Anna Goldsworthy piano Australian Premiere ~ Interval ~ Korngold 6 Einfache Lieder, Op 9 (Six Simple Songs) Miriam Gordon-Stewart soprano, Anna Goldsworthy piano Mendelssohn Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20 Flinders Quartet and the Festival Quartet

1.30 pm Lunch (with Coriole wines)