2012 Season Overview

Tour 1 - A Ghost at the Cafe

Guest Artists: Sophie Rowell, violin - Clancy Newman, cello - Kathryn Selby, piano

To open the season, we focus on two giants in Beethoven's 'Ghost' and Shostakovich's epic second trio, plus the charming and good humoured Miniatures by the English master Frank Bridge and the explosively entertaining world of American folk music, ragtime, jazz with Cafe Music by Schoenfield

Frank Bridge Miniatures for Piano Trio (1908) Set 2 Nos. 4-6 9 (Romance, Intermezzo, Saltarello)
Ludwig v. Beethoven Piano Trio No. 5 in D major 30 Op. 70 No.1 'Ghost'
Paul Schoenfield Cafe Music (1987)
Dmitri Shostakovich Piano Trio in E minor, Op. 67

Performance Dates:

Adelaide: Sunday March 18th @ 2:30pm - Elder Hall, University of Adelaide, North Terrace
Canberra: Monday March 19th @ 7:30pm - James O. Fairfax Theatre, National Gallery of Australia
Melbourne: Wednesday 21st March @ 7:30pm- BMW Edge Theatre, Federation Square
Sydney: Thursday March 22nd @ 7pm- City Recital Hall, Angel Place
Bowral: Saturday March 24th @ 5pm - Performing Arts Centre, Chevalier College, Charlotte St, Burradoo
Turramurra: Sunday March 25th @ 2pm- Uniting Church, Turramurra Road

Tour 2 - Friends & Admirers

Guest Artists: Sophie Rowell, violin - Julian Smiles, cello - Kathryn Selby, piano

A striking collection of melodious masterworks centered around the friendship andadmiration of colleagues Gade, Chopin and Mendelssohn. We then add a touch ofthe Baroque with a Russian twist! Joining Kathryn Selby for this concert is superbAustralian violinist Sophie Rowell, former leader of both the Australian String Quartetand the Tank Stream Quartet and cellist Julian Smiles, renowned for his chambermusic prowess and membership in both the Australia Ensemble and Goldner StringQuartet.

Niels Gade Piano Trio Movement in B flat major (1839)
Igor Stravinsky Suite italienne (arr. S. Dushkin)
Fryderyk Chopin Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 65
Felix Mendelssohn Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 49

Performance Dates:

Bowral: Saturday 5th May @ 5pm - Performing Arts Centre, Chevalier College, Charlotte St, Burradoo
Turramurra: Sunday 6th May @ 2pm- Uniting Church, Turramurra Road
Canberra: Monday 7th May @ 7:30pm- James O. Fairfax Theatre, National Gallery of Australia
Sydney: Tuesday 8th May @ 7pm - City Recital Hall, Angel Place
Melbourne: Wednesday 9th May @ 7:30 pm- BMW Edge Theatre, Federation Square
Adelaide: Sunday 13th May @ 2:30 pm- Elder Hall, University of Adelaide, North Terrace

Tour 3 - Magical Miniatures

Guest Artists: Cathy McCorkill, clarinet - Julian Smiles, cello - Kathryn Selby, piano

Celebrating the company of these three much-loved instruments, the programfeatures the soulful sounds of Faure and Australian composer Andrew Schultz, thetechnical mastery and tone colour of Debussy and the inspired originality ofAmerican composer John Cage and the poetic story-telling of three great Romanticmasters - Bruch, Brahms and Schumann. The charismatic clarinetist, Cathy McCorkill,returns to S&F for this concert, joined by cellist Julian Smiles.

Claude Debussy Premiere Rapsodie for clarinet and piano
Andrew Schultz After Nina - Trio for clarinet, cello, piano (2007)
Robert Schumann Marchenerzahlungen 15 (Fairy Tale Narrations), Op. 132 for clarinet, cello, piano
Max Bruch 8 pieces for clarinet, cello, piano 19 (1910) (excerpts)
John Cage Sonata for solo clarinet
Gabriel Faure Elegie for cello and piano, Op. 24
Johannes Brahms Trio for clarinet, cello, piano in A minor, Op. 114

Performance Dates:

Adelaide: Sunday July 1st @ 2:30pm - Elder Hall, University of Adelaide, North Terrace
Canberra: Monday July 2nd @ 7:30pm - James O. Fairfax Theatre, National Gallery of Australia
Sydney: Tuesday July 3rd @ 7pm- City Recital Hall, Angel Place
Melbourne: Wednesday July 4th @ 7:30pm- BMW Edge Theatre, Federation Square
Bowral: Saturday July 7th @ 5pm- Performing Arts Centre, Chevalier College, Charlotte St, Burradoo
Turramurra: Sunday July 8th - Uniting Church, Turramurra Road

Tour 4 - My Song is Love Unknown

Guest Artists: Elizabeth Layton, violin - Glen Donnelly, viola - Julian Smiles, cello - Kathryn Selby, piano

Join us for a joyous program of piano quartet masterpieces, including a tribute to English icon John Ireland's original creation by Australian Paul Stanhope. Guest artists joining Kathryn Selby for this marvelous evening of melody and charm are violinist Elizabeth Layton, former member of the famed Nash Ensemble and leader of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra recently moved to Adelaide, Australian violist Glen Donnelly and virtuoso cellist Julian Smiles, member of the Goldner String Quartet.

Gustav Mahler Piano Quartet Movement
Paul Stanhope My Song is Love Unknown (2000)
WA Mozart Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat, K. 493
Antonin Dvorak Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 87

Performance Dates:

Bowral: Saturday September 1st @ 5pm- Performing Arts Centre, Chevalier College, Charlotte St, Burradoo
Turramurra: Sunday September 2nd @ 2:00pm - Uniting Church, Turramurra Road
Canberra: Monday September 3rd @ 7:30 pm - James O. Fairfax Theatre, National Gallery of Australia
Melbourne: Wednesday September 4th @7:30 pm - BMW Edge Theatre, Federation Square
Sydney: Tuesday September 4th @7pm - City Recital Hall, Angel Place
Adelaide: Sunday September 9th @ 2:30pm - Elder Hall, University of Adelaide, North Terrace

From Prodigy to Prodigious

Guest Artists: Natsuko Yoshimoto, violin - Emma-Jane Murphy, cello - Kathryn Selby, piano

A season finale to showcase the gifts of prodigies who truly fulfilled their promise - duo sonatas of sublime melody and technical prowess with one of the most beloved of all piano trios to bring all three soloists together. And our soloists for this program are sublime indeed - virtuosos violinist Natsuko Yoshimoto returns to S&F. Currently she is concertmaster of the ASO and former leader of both the Australian and Grainger String Quartets. Join us for a brilliant finale to the 2012 season!

WA Mozart Violin Sonata No. 26 in B flat major, K. 378 

Ludwig v. Beethoven Piano Trio in G Major, op.1 no. 2

Johan Halvorsen Passacaglia in G minor (after G.F. Handel’s Keyboard Suite No. 7 in G minor, HWV 432: VI. Passacaille) 

Bedřich Smetana Piano Trio in G minor Op. 15

Performance Dates:

Bowral: Saturday October 13th @ 5pm - Performing Arts Centre, Chevalier College, Charlotte St, Burradoo
Turramurra: Sunday October 14th @ 2pm - Uniting Church, Turramurra Road
Sydney: Monday October 15th @ 7pm - City Recital Hall, Angel Place
Canberra: Monday October 16th @ 7:30pm - James O. Fairfax Theatre, National Gallery of Australia
Melbourne: Wednesday October 17th @ 7:30 pm- BMW Edge Theatre, Federation Square
Adelaide: Sunday October 21st @ 2:30 pm- Elder Hall, University of Adelaide, North Terrace

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