20–21 May 2023

Concert 1 - Longing

Saturday 20 May 2023 at 11am

The opening program takes as its inspiration the yearning of unrequited love, in Australian composer Paul Stanhope’s Montiverdi inspired Piano Trio “Dolcissimo Uscignolo”, followed by Carl Nielsen’s portrayal of five eccentric outsiders looking in, the beautiful and astonishingly original Wind Quintet. Concluding the concert is a work of deep melancholy and searing rhythmic intensity: Rachmaninov’s masterpiece in exile, the Symphonic Dances, presented here in a rare two piano incarnation.

PAUL STANHOPE
Dolcissimo Uscignolo (2015)
Lyrebird Trio (Angela Turner, Glenn Christensen and Simon Cobcroft)

CLAUDIO MONTIVERDI
Dolcissimo Uscignolo (1638)
Sofia Troncoso (soprano)

CARL NIELSEN
Min Jesus lad mit Hjerte få (1914)
Sofia Troncoso (soprano)

CARL NIELSEN
Wind Quintet (1922)
Julia Grenfell (flute), Joshua Oates (oboe), Dean Newcomb (clarinet), Mark Gaydon (bassoon), Adrian Uren (french horn) 

~ Interval ~

SERGEI RACHMANINOV
Symphonic Dances (1940)
– arranged for two pianos by the composer
Kristian Chong (piano), Daniel Deborah (piano)