2013 Season Overview

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TOUR 1 - Blossom and Grow

Guest Artists:  Elizabeth Layton – VIOLIN, S&F Development Artist, Grace Clifford – VIOLIN, Tobias Breider – VIOLA, Clancy Newman – CELLO, Kathryn Selby – PIANO

Featuring Dvořák’s glorious Piano Quintet in A, the opening tour for 2013 presents the three ensemble combinations favoured by composers over the last two and a half centuries and does so in grand fashion. Opening with Mozart’s inimitable development of the piano trio as an ensemble to be reckoned with, this concert then moves to the impressionistic flavour Fauré’s first great piano quartet and the concert ends with one of the most popular piano quintets of all time - the Dvořák. With return appearances by British violinist, Elizabeth Layton and US cellist Clancy Newman, S&F invites newcomers Tobias Breider (SSO Principal Violist) and special guest, the first S&F Development Artist, Grace Clifford, to join Artistic Director/pianist Kathryn Selby for an impressive, melody-filled evening of great music performed by superb artists.

W A Mozart Piano Trio in G major, KV. 564
Gabriel Fauré Piano Quartet No.1 in C minor, Op.15
Antonin Dvořák Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81, B. 155

Performance Dates

Adelaide: Elder Hall, University of Adelaide - Sunday 17 February, 2:30pm
Canberra: Fairfax Theatre, National Gallery of Australia - Monday 18 February, 7:30pm
Sydney: City Recital Hall Angel Place - Tuesday 19 February, 7:00pm
Melbourne: The Edge, Federation Square - Wednesday 20 February, 7:30pm
Southern Highlands: Performing Arts Centre, Chevalier College - Saturday 23 February, 5:00pm
Turramurra: Turramurra Uniting Church - Sunday 24 February, 2:00pm

TOUR 2 - First, Last and Only

Guest Artists: Susie Park – VIOLIN, Timo-Veikko Valve – CELLO, Kathryn Selby – PIANO

Australian virtuoso Susie Park returns to Australia to join ACO Principal Cellist Timo-Veikko Valve and Artistic Director/pianist Kathryn Selby in this brilliant foray through three beloved and thrilling piano trios. Displaying brilliancy, sensitivity and panache, this program moves from Russian fearlessness with Shostakovich to Ravel’s French eloquence and finally to the great piano trio of Schubert’s Viennese charm and finesse. Don’t miss this tour de force from three of our most revered artists together for the first time.

Dmitri Shostakovich Piano Trio No.1 in C minor, Op.8
Maurice Ravel Piano Trio in A minor
Franz Schubert Piano Trio No.2 in E flat major, Op.100 D.929

Performance Dates

Adelaide: Elder Hall, University of Adelaide - Sunday 7 April, 2:30pm
Canberra: Fairfax Theatre, National Gallery of Australia - Monday 8 April, 7:30pm
Melbourne: The Edge, Federation Square - Wednesday 10 April, 7:30pm
Sydney: City Recital Hall Angel Place - Thursday 11 April, 7:00pm
Southern Highlands: Performing Arts Centre, Chevalier College - Saturday 13 April, 5:00pm
Turramurra: Turramurra Uniting Church - Sunday 14 April, 2:00pm

TOUR 3 - Confessions of a Romantic

Guest Artists: Vesa-Matti Leppänen – VIOLIN, Timo-Veikko Valve – CELLO, Kathryn Selby – PIANO

Unashamedly filled with gorgeous romantic flair and melody, pianist Kathryn Selby brings together two brilliant Finnish artists for the first time with Vesa-Matti Leppänen (Concertmaster of the New Zealand Symphony) and ACO Principal Cellist Timo-Veikko Valve. Performing three highly impassioned works in a single program by three giants in Grieg, Mendelssohn and Brahms will provide plenty of romance for a thrilling evening of masterful music making.

Edvard Grieg Andante con moto, EG116
Felix Mendelssohn Piano Trio No.2 in C minor, op.66
Johannes Brahms Piano Trio in B major, Op.8

Performance Dates

Adelaide: Elder Hall, University of Adelaide - Sunday 30 June, 2:30pm
Canberra: Fairfax Theatre, National Gallery of Australia - Monday 1 July, 7:30pm
Melbourne: The Edge, Federation Square - Wednesday 3 July, 7:30pm
Sydney: City Recital Hall Angel Place - Thursday 4 July, 7:00pm
Southern Highlands: Performing Arts Centre, Chevalier College - Saturday 6 July, 5:00pm
Turramurra: Turramurra Uniting Church - Sunday 7 July, 2:00pm

TOUR 4 - The Kreutzer

Guest Artists: Ilya Konovalov – VIOLIN, Kathryn Selby – PIANO

With special guest artist, Ilya Konovalov, Concertmaster of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Selby & Friends presents a rare treat – a recital by two renowned musicians performing favourites from the repertoire. With Beethoven’s mighty 'Kreutzer' sonata to round out the program, the concert begins with Brahms’ last sonata, Tchaikovksy vignettes and a unique performance of an early solo violin work by Peter Sculthorpe. Don’t miss this special event!

Johannes Brahms Violin sonata No.3 in D minor, Op. 108
Peter Sculthorpe Alone
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Valse Scherzo Op. 34 and Melodie from Souvenir d’un lieu cher
Ludwig v. Beethoven Violin sonata No.9 in A major, Op. 47  'Kreutzer'

Performance Dates

Southern Highlands: Performing Arts Centre, Chevalier College - Saturday 21 September, 5:00pm
Turramurra: Turramurra Uniting Church - Sunday 22 September, 2:00pm
Canberra: Fairfax Theatre, National Gallery of Australia - Tuesday 24 September, 7:30pm
Melbourne: The Edge, Federation Square - Wednesday 25 September, 7:30pm
Sydney: City Recital Hall Angel Place - Thursday 26 September, 7:00pm
Adelaide: Elder Hall, University of Adelaide - Sunday 29 September, 2:30pm

TOUR 5 - Three Shades of Melody

Guest Artists: Sophie Rowell – VIOLIN, Julian Smiles – CELLO, Kathryn Selby – PIANO

The final tour for 2013 brings together three old friends in violinist Sophie Rowell, cellist Julian Smiles and Artistic Director/pianist Kathryn Selby. Presenting a demanding program of Beethoven’s first piano trio, a charming rarity by iconic Spanish composer Joaquín Turina and ending with the great 'Dumky' Trio by Dvořák, this is sure to be a season end to please all tastes! Don’t miss this brilliant conclusion to a marvelous season of chamber music!

Joaquín Turina - Circulo, Op.91

Ludwig v. Beethoven Piano Trio in E flat major, Op. 1 #1  

Antonin Dvořák Piano Trio No.4 in E minor, Op.90 'Dumky'

Performance Dates

Turramurra: Turramurra Uniting Church - Sunday 27 October, 2:00pm
Canberra: Fairfax Theatre, National Gallery of Australia - Monday 28 October, 7:30pm
Sydney: City Recital Hall Angel Place - Tuesday 29 October, 7:00pm
Melbourne: The Edge, Federation Square - Wednesday 30 October, 7:30pm
Southern Highlands: Performing Arts Centre, Chevalier College - Saturday 2 November, 5:00pm
Adelaide: Elder Hall, University of Adelaide - Sunday 3 November, 2:30pm

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