20–21 May 2023

Concert 3 - Savage Parade

Saturday 21 May 2023 at 11amm

In the 2023 festival finale, the Lyrebird Trio offers the world premiere of works by two major Australian composers: the endlessly inventive maverick Gerard Brophy, and celebrated South Australian composer Anne Cawrse. Igor Stravinsky uses his sorcery to re-imagine 1950s America in the glittering Septet, followed by Australian Joseph Twist’s irrepressible string quartet, Dancing with Somebody. Finally, soprano Sofio Troncoso joins an ensemble of Australian virtuosi, to traverse the dreamscape of poet Rimbaud’s “savage parade”. Les Illuminations, Benjamin Britten’s visionary song cycle, provides a spellbinding conclusion to the festival. 

ANNE CAWRSE
Piano Trio (2023 – World Premiere)
Lyrebird Trio
 

GERARD BROPHY
Piano Trio No.2 (2023 – World Premiere)
Lyrebird Trio 

IGOR STRAVINSKY
Septet for clarinet, french horn, bassoon, piano, violin, viola and cello (1952-1953)
Dean Newcomb (clarinet), Adrian Uren (french horn), Mark Gaydon (bassoon), Kristian Chong (piano), Doretta Balkizas (violin), Sharon Grigoryan (cello) 

~ Interval ~

JOSEPH TWIST
Dancing With Somebody, for String Quartet (2013)
Glenn Christensen (violin), Doretta Balkizas (violin), Justin Julian (viola), Simon Cobcroft (cello) 

BENJAMIN BRITTEN
Les Illuminations, for Soprano and String Orchestra (1939)
Sofia Troncoso (soprano), Coriole Chamber Orchestra