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BANGALOW MUSIC F ESTIVAL

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20 August 2017


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The finest music festival outside of a capital city I have attended anywhere in the world!

FES TI VA L PROG RA M

A BOUT BA N GA LOW

TI C KETI N G I NF ORM ATI ON

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PR E-F E S TIVA L EVE N TS

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Welcome from the Artist ic Director Welcome to the 16th Bangalow Music Festival. This year’s festival explores the ‘mind of the composer’. What makes a creative genius? The idea that very creative people are also a little bit crazy has been around forever. Wired a bit differently from the rest of us and perhaps refusing to follow a conventional path, were all great artists and composers rebels and mavericks? Certainly being non-conformist seems to be a recurring trait. Perhaps not always overtly rebellious, as many depended on the financial backing of the aristocracy and church, but definitely individualistic and iconoclast, with eccentric personalities and often decidedly odd behaviour… the mark of a genius, one asks? Perhaps akin to scientists, experimenting and exploring whilst ignoring conventions to try their own thing. Over the festival we will investigate what distinguishes these geniuses from ordinary mortals as we highlight their lasting legacies that guided the path of classical music we see today. This discussion will be highlighted in our Rebels, Renegades and Rascals concert, narrated by Australia’s own iconic actor, Helen Morse.

I am also delighted to welcome Australia’s most outstanding coloratura soprano, Sara Macliver, to the festival for the first time, as well as horn virtuoso Ben Jacks, violin soloist Pil Kyun Paul Kim (Korea), harpist Jane Rosenson, plus violin virtuosos Kristian Winther and Ioana Tache, violist Alexina Hawkins, and cellist Thomas Marlin, who will make up our first Bangalow Festival String Quartet. We welcome back the amazing and ever popular didjeridu master, William Barton, our SXS Next Gen artists, and of course, the excellent musicians of our own Southern Cross Soloists. So join us as we take a little inspiration from these mavericks, who created revolutions in sound and walked their own paths. I look forward to seeing you in August, Best wishes,

TANIA FRAZER ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

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Welcome from the Patron of the Bangalow Music Festival

Festival at a glance Thursday 17 August 7:30pm

I keep repeating, I hope not tiresomely, that the Bangalow Music Festival is a vein of gold running beneath the town that we love and which some of us are lucky enough to call home. But for many, that vein of gold remains undiscovered.

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So thanks to all of you who attend, and special thanks if you feel inspired to broadcast the virtues of the Festival and the unique opportunity it offers for deep enjoyment and expanded horizons. It doesn’t just happen – it springs from the passionate commitment of a dedicated band of professionals and a small army of volunteers and supporters. Our humble thanks to all of you who come – to perform, to share, to listen, or to help. May your memories all be happy and lasting.

CONCERTS

In a year that seems dominated by international events, it is deeply restorative to come once more to Bangalow for a celebration of inspiring music delivered by peerless artists.

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Festival Prelude

A&I Hall, Bangalow

11:00am

Schools Concert

A&I Hall, Bangalow

11:00am

Zentveld’s Coffee Concert

Zentveld’s Coffee Plantation

7:00pm

Nights in the Gardens of Spain

A&I Hall, Bangalow

8:30pm

Four Last Songs

A&I Hall, Bangalow

Peter Thompson

Welcome from the Patron of Southern Cross Soloists Since its inception in 2002, the Bangalow Music Festival has become a must-experience weekend event for classical music lovers. Presented by Queensland’s Southern Cross Soloists, and featuring the world’s finest chamber musicians, the Festival is a rare opportunity to experience music of the highest calibre in one of the most beautiful settings in Australia: the lush and historic town of Bangalow. The Festival provides an intimate and informal environment for audiences, and has become a firm favourite in the cultural calendar. Quentin Bryce

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Saturday 19 August 10:00am

Stars of Tomorrow

A&I Hall, Bangalow

11:30am

Rebels, Renegades and Rascals

A&I Hall, Bangalow

3:00pm

Spirit of the People

A&I Hall, Bangalow

7:00pm

Echoes of the Past

A&I Hall, Bangalow

8:30pm

Light and Sparkling

A&I Hall, Bangalow

Sunday 20 August 11:00am

Beyond Nature’s Furies

A&I Hall, Bangalow

3:00pm

A Point in Time

A&I Hall, Bangalow

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Southern Cross Soloists

Featured Artists

SARA MACLIVER SO P RA N O

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One of Australia’s most formidable chamber music ensembles, Southern Cross Soloists has reimagined the live classical music experience since their establishment in Brisbane in 1995. The ensemble has helped set the benchmark for Australian chamber music and created a connected, enthusiastic and ever-growing audience, whom they continue to delight with their constantly evolving programs. Southern Cross Soloists has an unparalleled reputation for artistic excellence, and as trailblazers in the Australian classical music scene.

Southern Cross Soloists present an annual program of flagship events, including their subscription concert series at QPAC, the Bangalow Music Festival, and their APRA award-winning education program.

As Company in Residence at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), the ensemble enjoys a busy schedule of regional and national performances, and is regularly joined by visiting international artists.

2017 Next Gen Artists: Meraki String Quartet, John Rotar (Composer/Arranger), Annie Larsen (Clarinet)

The Southern Cross Soloists are Tania Frazer (Artistic Director, Oboe), Alan Smith (Violin), Patrick Murphy (Cello), Emma Sholl (Flute), Ashley Smith (Clarinet), Ysolt Clark (French Horn), and Alex Raineri (Piano).

WILLIAM BAR TON

Sara has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Western Australia in recognition of her services to singing.

William Barton is widely recognised as one of Australia’s leading didjeridu players and composers, and is a powerful advocate for the wider perception of his cultural traditions. Born in Mount Isa, Barton was taught to play the didjeridu by his uncle, an elder of the Waanyi, Lardil and Kalkadunga tribes of north-western Queensland. By the age of 12, Barton was in Sydney playing his instrument for Aboriginal dance troupes. Touring internationally since he was 15, Barton has appeared at music festivals and concert halls around the world and in Australia, worked with many composers and has recorded a number of orchestral works. Barton won a 2012 ARIA award for Best Classical Album, Kalkadungu.

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Associate Artists: Pil Kyun Paul Kim (Violin), Ben Jacks (French Horn)

2017 Margaret Schindler Vocal Scholarship: Samuel Piper (Baritone)

Sara Macliver is one of Australia’s most popular and versatile artists, and is regarded as one of the leading exponents of Baroque repertoire. Sara is a regular performer with all the Australian symphony orchestras as well as the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Pinchgut Opera, and a number of national Festivals and international companies. In 2017 Sara sings with the West Australian Opera and in several programs with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; and with Bangalow Music Festival, St George’s Cathedral and Collegium Musicum amongst many other projects. Sara records for ABC Classics, with multiple CDs and awards to her credit.

HELEN MORSE AC TO R

Helen’s decades of work in classics, contemporary plays and music theatre includes, most recently: John (MTC); Photographs of A (Antechamber/ NEON); Wit, Dreamers, The Rain, Ivanov (Fortyfivedownstairs); Once in Royal David’s City (Belvoir); Sundowner (KAGE/national tour); Love.War. Death. BREL (Adelaide Cabaret); Signs of Life, The Year of Magical Thinking (BSSTC); Robyn Archer’s Architektin (STCSA); The Aunt’s Story (MIF/ Belvoir/Brisbane); The Breath of Life (Hit/tour); Frozen, A Little Night Music (MTC). Recitals include: MSO Chamber Players; Air & Angels with lutenist Rosemary Hodgson; Songs, Sonnets & Rock ‘n roll; A Kind of Radiant Darkness (Gordon Kerry/ANAM); The Power of Love devised with Paul English and violist Isabel Morse and L’Invitation au Chateau which she adapted and performed with PLEXUS Trio (Port Fairy 2016). Awards: Green Room/AACTA.

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Featured Artists

PIL KYUN PAUL KIM V I OLI N

C HRIS TOPHER DRAGON CO NDU CTOR

BEN JAC KS

BANGALOW FESTIVAL STRING QUARTET

Praised as a “brilliant young violinist” by Ensemble-Music & Vision Magazine and the Strad, Paul studied at Indiana School of Music and the Peabody Conservatory, winning numerous awards including the prestigious Jascha Heifetz Scholarship. In demand as both a soloist and chamber musician, Paul has performed at the Euro Music Festival in Wuppertal, Vianden International Music Festival in Luxembourg, International Music Festival of Cyclades in Greece, Lake Como, Music Niagara, Asia Orchestra Festival Week in Japan and Music Fest Perugia where he served in 2014 as the chamber music director. Paul has appeared in radio and television broadcasts across the USA, Canada, Europe and Asia, and collaborated with artists such as Kolja Blacher, Wolfram Christ, Ilan Rechtman, Dang Thai Son, Ik kwan Bae, and Ilana Vered. Currently 1st concertmaster of the Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra, S. Korea, Paul regularly appears as guest concertmaster and soloist around the world, most recently with the Royal Danish Orchestra Ensemble and the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra in Japan.

Australian conductor Christopher Dragon is currently the Associate Conductor of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. He was appointed from over 200 candidates and his initial year contract was immediately extended. For three years Christopher previously held the position of Assistant Conductor with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. In 2015 Christopher made his debut at the Sydney Opera House conducting the Sydney Symphony Orchestra with Australian singer/ songwriter Josh Pyke. The following year the concert was released on CD by ABC Classics which won an ARIA. Christopher has also conducted the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfônica de Porto Alegre and returns to the West Australian Symphony Orchestra this year for a subscription concert.

Ben Jacks holds the position of Principal Horn in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. One of Australia’s leading horn players, he has a busy solo and chamber music career, and is Head of French Horn at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM). Having performed with every professional orchestra in Australia, Ben also enjoys playing internationally as guest Principal Horn, notably, in 2013 with the London Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Valery Gergiev. He has a busy solo career performing in recitals, brass quintets and in 2012 as soloist with the Sydney Symphony.

KRIS TIAN WINTHER

Kristian Winther was born in Canberra to pianist parents. He studied violin with Josette Esquedin-Morgan and conducting with John Curro. As soloist he has appeared with multiple Australian and New Zealand orchestras, and performed at the Melbourne and Canberra International Music Festivals. From 2007-2008 Kristian was violinist with the TinAlley String Quartet, winning the 2007 Banff International String Quartet Competition, which was followed by critically acclaimed tours of the USA, Canada and Europe. Kristian has performed many Australian premieres, including that of Brett Dean’s violin concerto, The Lost Art of Letter Writing.

VIOLIN BANGALOW FESTIVAL STRING QUARTET

IOAN A TAC HE VIOLIN

Ioana Tache was born in Belgrade and began her violin studies at the age of five. At age seven she commenced her orchestral and chamber music training after immigrating to Australia with her family. Ioana studied at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School and was principal second violin with the Melbourne Youth Orchestra from 2008- 2011. In 2011 Ioana began studying with William Hennessy at the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne, under the Academy’s Professional Performance Program. In 2013 she completed her studies at ANAM and continued on to work with the Australian String Quartet for a year as second violinist and Artistic Director. Her chamber music collaborators include Kristian Winther, Caroline Henbest, Christopher Moore, Jacqueline Thomas, Howard Penny, Blair Harris, Paavali Jumppanen, Daniel de Borah, Anna Goldsworthy, Leigh Harrold, Sara Macliver and Jacqueline Porter. Ioana has performed under conductors Fabian Russell, David Robertson, Daniel Harding, James Judd, Benjamin Northey and Joana Carneiro.

BANGALOW FESTIVAL STRING QUARTET

ALEXIN A HAWKINS VIOL A

Alexina Hawkins lives in Berlin and performs in various chamber orchestras including Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin, Kammerakademie Potsdam and Streicherakademie Bozen (Italy), as well as in classical and contemporary chamber music projects, which have taken her to parts of Europe, South America and Korea. In 2015 Alexina was a Fellow at the Australian National Academy of Music, where she curated and directed three concerts including premieres of new pieces featuring the viola. Another major project was her trio Petrichor with Rowan Hamwood (flute) and Jessica Fotinos (harp), which studied and performed in Europe and Canada. Alexina has studied at the ANU School of Music, ANAM and privately in Berlin, and has been honoured by the generous support of several foundations and donations.

F R EN C H HORN

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Featured Artists

STARS OF TOMORROW SXS NEXT GEN ARTISTS

Phoebe Masel, Claire Weatherhead, May Bardsley, Hannah Harley

THOMAS MARLIN

JANE ROSENSON

MARGARET SC HINDLER

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H AR P

SO P RA N O

BANGALOW FESTIVAL STRING QUARTET

Jane Rosenson holds the position of Principal Harp in the Opera Australia Orchestra. Jane began her music studies at an early age with her mother Marion who was a concert harpist, pianist and organist. A brief foray into a medical program was cut short when she met her harp teacher, Ruth Dean Clark. Jane then joined the music school and completed both a Bachelors and Masters Degree of Music Performance from the University of Michigan School of Music, and was subsequently appointed adjunct lecturer in harp.

Born in Washington D.C. soprano Margaret Schindler studied voice at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music Griffith University before extensive study abroad. She has appeared as soloist with many major orchestras and performing organisations throughout Australia, New Zealand and Germany in opera, concert, song recital and oratorio.

Thomas Marlin has a performance portfolio encompassing three continents. After a big year in 2015 which saw him join the London Symphony Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle, and perform Shostakovich’s 1st Cello Concerto with the Janus Ensemble (of which he was Principal Cellist), Thomas continued in 2016 with performances in the UK, Germany, and Australia, and attended the International Musicians Seminar Prussia Cove, working with Thomas Adés. Thomas holds a Masters with Distinction in Music Performance from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London). His principal teachers were Janis Laurs, Christian Wojtowicz, Li Wei Qin, and Louise Hopkins.

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Jane has delighted audiences with her beautiful and engaging performances in both the classical, popular and jazz arenas, and devotes much of her free time working with the next generation of young Australian harpists with excitement and much gratitude.

Margaret combines her performance activity with an academic position as Senior Lecturer in Voice and Head of Vocal Studies at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music Griffith University and serves on the board of the Australian Voice Association.

MERAKI QUAR TET

The Meraki String Quartet is the 2017 recipient of the SXS Next Gen Artist Program. The members of the quartet are all active members of the Brisbane music community as well as the Queensland Youth Symphony and the Australian Youth Orchestra. United by their passion for chamber music and a strong friendship, the girls formed the Meraki Quartet in late 2015. With a repertoire ranging from Mozart to Michael Jackson, Bach to The Beatles and Pachelbel to Piazzolla, the quartet has performed concerts at various venues such as University of Queensland, the Union College, Queensland Old Museum and for Dame Quentin Bryce. They have also performed at the Mater Hospital as part of a new music therapy initiative. SXS NEXT GEN ARTISTS

ANNIE L ARSEN C L A RI NE T

Annie is a freelance clarinettist/teacher based in Brisbane. Currently, she is undertaking a Masters of Music Research at the Conservatorium of Music under the supervision of Paul Dean and Margaret Schindler. Annie has made appearances with Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Bangalow Festival Orchestra, and chamber music groups such as Nonsemble, Argo, Barega Sax Quartet and Kupka’s Piano. She has also performed at the 2014 Australian Festival of Chamber Music Advanced Winterschool and 2015 Clarinet Fest in Madrid. Annie has held Principal Clarinet positions with the Queensland Youth Symphony, Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute and Queensland Conservatorium Orchestra. She also performed Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No. 2 with QYS in 2016. Recently, Annie curated and played in a chamber music series called The Jolivet Trio, performing new and old music, and three world premieres by local composers.

MARGARET SCHINDLER VOCAL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

SAMUEL PIPER BA RI TO N E

Samuel Piper is a baritone currently establishing himself as one of Australia's most promising young talents. He is a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium and is a scholar with the Melba Opera Trust. Recent performances have included: Sid in Britten's Albert Herring (Brisbane Festival), Soloist in Purcell's King Arthur (Brisbane Baroque) and as Papageno in Mozart's The Magic Flute. Further engagements have included Puccini's Messa di Gloria, Handel's Messiah, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle, Bruckner's Te Deum, Bach's Ich habe genug, Brahms' Liebeslieder, and many more.

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STARS OF TOMORROW

JOHN ROTAR CO MP OS E R/ A RRA N G E R SXS NEXT GEN ARTISTS

Growing up in a musical family, John’s passion for music was ignited at an early age. After starting piano at the age of six, he turned his hand to composition at nine, and at twelve had his first orchestral work performed by the Bundaberg Youth Orchestra. Since then John has had his works performed and commissioned by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Southern Cross Soloists, Australian Youth Orchestra, Queensland Youth Orchestras, Flinders String Quartet, UQ Symphony Orchestra, Southern Cross Voices, among others and has garnered such awards as the 2013 Queensland Wagner Society National Composition Prize, the 2014 Fanfare Artology Prize, 2015 Percy Briar Memorial Prize and the 2016 Jean Bogan Youth Prize. Since 2013, John has worked as an arranger with the Southern Cross Soloists on a number of projects including their QPAC subscription concerts and Bangalow Music Festival concerts, as well as their ballet collaborations with Expressions Dance Company; The Red Shoes (2014), and The Host (2015). John holds a Bachelor of Music, with Honors, graduating from the University of Queensland in 2016 and is currently beginning his doctorate in composition at UQ under the supervision of Dr. Robert Davidson.

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Pre-festival events Festival Prelude

Zentveld’s Coffee Concert

Thursday 17 August, 7:30pm A&I Hall, Bangalow

Friday 18 August, 11:00am Zentveld’s Coffee Plantation

Join us for this celebratory concert showcasing the artistic talents of local Northern Rivers musicians performing alongside the world class musicians of the Bangalow Music Festival. Co-presented with the Bangalow Chamber of Commerce, the highlight of this year’s concert will be the world premiere of the innovative new work Bangalow Dreamsong, performed by the outstanding Northern NSW choirs and children’s choirs alongside didjeridu master William Barton, and Southern Cross Soloists.

Enjoy aromatic coffee, stunning scenery and fascinating conversation as Zentveld’s Coffee once again open their plantation for the Festival’s special Coffee Conversation Concert. An intimate concert featuring music and interviews with violin virtuoso Pil Kyun Paul Kim, horn soloist Ben Jacks, the Bangalow Festival String Quartet, and the musicians of Southern Cross Soloists, this is the perfect start to your Friday morning.

Tickets $30 general admission. Bookings through Barebones Art Space in Bangalow, phone (02) 6687 1393, or online at www.eventbrite.com.au

Tickets $55, seating limited and pre-booking advised. Bookings through Southern Cross Soloists online at www.southernxsoloists.com or phone (07) 3844 7260.

Schools Concert Friday 18 August, 11:00am | A&I Hall, Bangalow Join conductor Christopher Dragon, didjeridu master William Barton, and members of the Bangalow Music Festival for an interactive concert of discovery and inspiration. Also featuring local children’s choirs performing alongside leading professional musicians, this concert gives students the opportunity to be up close to talk to the musicians in a fascinating concert of sights, sounds and song. Tickets $5 per student. Teachers and parents free. Bookings through Southern Cross Soloists, email manager@southernxsoloists.com or phone (07) 3844 7260

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Festival Program

FOUR LAST SONGS

CONCERT

Festival Welcome

NIGHTS IN THE GARDENS OF SPAIN Join Southern Cross Soloists for the opening of the 2017 festival with a program of virtuosity and imagery. Starting with dazzling works by former child prodigies Rossini and Mendelssohn, the concert highlight will be the alluring piano concerto, Nights in the Gardens of Spain, by Spain’s most revered (and later exiled) composer, Manuel de Falla.

CONCERT

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Fri 18.08.17

WHERE A&I Hall, Bangalow

DURATION

7pm ROSSINI L’italiana in Algeri (Italian Girl in Algiers) Overture

SCHUBERT

Quartettstatz, D 703

BARTON

Solo

WESTLAKE

Antarctica Suite, “What Lies Beneath” and “Penguin Dance”

SAINT-SAËNS

Morceau de Concert, Op. 94

STRAUSS

Four Last Songs

SAINT-SAËNS Introduction et rondo capriccioso, Op. 28 Sara Macliver

soprano

MENDELSSOHN

Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 14 Konzertstück No. 2, Op. 114

Christopher Dragon

conductor

Pil Kyun Paul Kim

violin

DE FALLA

Nights in the Gardens of Spain*

Ben Jacks

french horn

William Barton

didjeridu

Jane Rosenson

harp

60 mins, no interval Southern Cross Soloists

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Featuring our outstanding line-up of 2017 festival guest soloists, the festival welcome is a not to be missed highlight, with a stunning display of musicality and brilliance, including the luscious Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss, sung by Australia’s leading soprano, Sara Macliver.

Pil Kyun Paul Kim

violin

Ben Jacks

french horn

Jane Rosenson*

harp

CONCERT

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WHEN Fri 18.08.17

8.30pm

WHERE A&I Hall, Bangalow

DURATION 60 mins, no interval

FESTIVAL CHAMPAGNE LAUNCH Champagne toast to follow in the A&I Hall foyer. Please join us for a drink as we celebrate the opening of the festival.

Bangalow Festival Quartet Southern Cross Soloists Meraki Quartet

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Festival Program

REBELS, RENEGADES AND RASCALS

STARS OF TOMORROW CONCERT

03 WHEN Sat 19.08.17

WHERE A&I Hall, Bangalow

DURATION 60 mins, no interval

10am

This year we welcome the 2017 recipients of the SXS Next Gen Artists Program: the Meraki Quartet and clarinettist Annie Larsen, to perform at the festival, along with the inaugural recipient of the Margaret Schindler Vocal Scholarship, baritone Samuel Piper. This program will also include the World Premiere of a work by Southern Cross Soloists’ Next Gen composer-in-residence, John Rotar. BEETHOVEN JANACEK ROTAR GLAZUNOV BARBER MOZART

“Adelaide”, Op. 46 String Quartet No. 1, “Kreutzer Sonata” New Work, World Premiere Rêverie orientale Dover Beach “Donne mie, la fate a tanti” from Cosi fan tutte

Meraki Quartet 2017 SXS Next Gen Artists Annie Larsen, clarinet 2017 SXS Next Gen Artists Samuel Piper, baritone M  argaret Schindler Vocal Scholarship recipient

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CONCERT

Join legendary Australian actor, Helen Morse, and Southern Cross Soloists in a behind the scenes look into the real lives of the great genius composers with all their foibles, as we explore little known stories about Gesualdo, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Satie, Debussy, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, and the ultimate rascal, Leonard Bernstein.

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11.30am

WHERE A&I Hall, Bangalow

DURATION 75 mins, no interval

GESUALDO Moro, lasso, al mio duolo BACH Concerto for Violin and Oboe, BWV 1060R, Mvt MOZART Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, K. 581, Mvt 4 BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor ‘Pathétique’, Mvt 1 SATIE Gnossienne No. 1 DEBUSSY Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune STRAVINSKY Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo, Mvts 2 & 3 SHOSTAKOVICH Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor, Op. 40, Mvt 4 BERNSTEIN Fugue and Mambo, West Side Story Helen Morse Jane Rosenson

narrator harp

Pil Kyun Paul Kim violin Ben Jacks french horn

Southern Cross Soloists Bangalow Festival Quartet Meraki Quartet

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Festival Program

ECHOES OF THE PAST CONCERT

06 WHEN Sat 19.08.17

7pm

WHERE

CONCERT

05 WHEN Sat 19.08.17

WHERE A&I Hall, Bangalow

DURATION 80 mins, no interval

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3pm

SPIRIT OF THE PEOPLE

A&I Hall, Bangalow

The lives of everyday people and their folk music have been a universal force in inspiring music around the world since the dawn of mankind. Today’s concert examines this tradition through the music of Russia, Hungary, Europe, South America, and our own Australian indigenous culture. At the heart of this concert is Shostakovich’s famed third string quartet, with its folk music themes overshadowed by the censorship of the Soviet authorities.

60 mins, no interval

MONTI VILLA-LOBOS RAVEL

Csárdás Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 5 Mélodies populaires grecque1

STRAVINSKY SHCHEDRIN VARIOUS SHOSTAKOVICH BARTON

Russian Maiden’s Song (Parasha’s Aria)1 In the Style of Albéniz Spanish Songs2 String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 73 String Quartet

Sara Macliver William Barton Margaret Schindler Jane Rosenson

soprano1 didjeridu soprano2 harp

Bangalow Festival Quartet Southern Cross Soloists

DURATION

From war to youth to idyllic Italian holidays, Echoes of the Past transports us to another time and place. Benjamin Britten’s wartime vignettes for oboe, Temporal Variations, channel the menacing atmosphere of the Spanish Civil War, with the imminent threat of World War 2 as its background. Rachmaninoff’s masterpiece Opus 3 was written when he was only 19, buoyed by Tchaikovsky’s generous encouragement. Tchaikovsky’s uplifting chamber sextet paints a picture of a carefree summer holiday in Italy, and possibly the last sunny spell in Tchaikovsky’s tortured life before his anguished decline. BRITTEN RACHMANINOFF TCHAIKOVSKY

Tania Frazer Christopher Dragon Bangalow Festival Quartet Southern Cross Soloists Meraki Quartet

Temporal Variations (arranged Colin Matthews) Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3, No. 1 and 2 Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70 oboe conductor

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Festival Program

LIGHT & SPARKLING CONCERT

07 WHEN Sat 19.08.17

WHERE A&I Hall, Bangalow

DURATION 60 mins, no interval

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8:30pm

Unwind with a glass of bubbly and enjoy a dazzling array of sublime songs and popular classics. From Artie Shaw’s jazzy clarinet concerto, to the honeyed voice of Sara Macliver in some all-time favourites by Gershwin and Joni Mitchell, this concert promises something for everyone for an uplifting Saturday evening. PIAZZOLLA GERSHWIN ARLEN & HARBURG KAPUSTIN MORRICONE PIAZZOLLA EVA CASSIDY JONI MITCHELL ARTIE SHAW 

Primavera porteña “Summertime”, from Porgy and Bess Somewhere Over the Rainbow Trio for Flute, Cello, and Piano, Op. 86 “Gabriel’s Oboe”, from The Mission Oblivion Libertango Fields of Gold Wade in the Water Both Sides Now Concerto for Clarinet

Sara Macliver soprano Jane Rosenson harp Southern Cross Soloists Meraki Quartet

BEYOND NATURE'S FURIES CONCERT

08 WHEN Sun 20.08.17

11am

WHERE A&I Hall, Bangalow

DURATION 90 mins, with interval

Opening with Jean-Féry Rebel’s depiction of the beginning of creation from his astonishingly atonal, eighteenth century composition, Les Élémens, we explore the forces of nature in a breath-taking program highlighting the surprising connections and clashes between the baroque masters and Australian composers revered today. JEAN-FÉRY REBEL “Le Chaos” from Les Élémens ROSS EDWARDS Dawn Mantras BACH Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056 STANHOPE Dawn Interlude HANDEL “Lascia ch’io pianga”1 “Da tempesta il legno infranto” from Giulio Cesare in Egitto1 VIVALDI La tempesta di mare (The Storm at Sea), RV 570 interval GLUCK Dance of the Furies Dance of the Blessed Spirits PURCELL Three arias for two sopranos SCULTHORPE String quartet no. 12 (From Ubirr) “Earth Cry” VIVALDI Concerto in G minor, RV 576 Sara Macliver soprano1 Christopher Dragon conductor William Barton didjeridu Ben Jacks french horn

Pil Kyun Paul Kim violin Margaret Schindler soprano Bangalow Festival Quartet Southern Cross Soloists

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Festival Program

A POINT IN TIME CONCERT

09 WHEN Sun 20.08.17

WHERE A&I Hall, Bangalow

DURATION 75 mins, no interval

3pm

There are certain points in time that resound with humanity forever. 1791 marked one of Mozart’s greatest musical achievements: his sublime Clarinet Concerto written for his larrikin friend and partner in crime, Anton Stadler. A mere four years later, Beethoven’s First Symphony marked an impeccable start to his career as one of the greatest symphonists of all time; and Gorecki’s evocative work for soprano and orchestra, inspired by a prayer written on the wall of a gestapo prison cell, finds beauty in the depths of despair. BEETHOVEN

Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21

GORECKI

Symphony No. 3, Op. 36, ‘Symphony of Sorrowful Songs’, Mvt 2

MOZART

Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622

Ashley Smith clarinet Sara Macliver soprano Christopher Dragon conductor Bangalow Festival Orchestra

About Bangalow Situated in the luscious hinterland of northern NSW and only a 15-minute drive from Byron Bay, Bangalow is a charming village with an abundance of fabulous restaurants, cafes, art galleries, and clothing, homewares and antique shops. It is Bangalow’s unique old-world charm that see guests return time and time again.

How do I get there?

Where can I stay?

Bangalow is approximately a two-hour drive from Brisbane, without traffic. The closest airports are Ballina Byron Gateway Airport (20 minutes), Lismore Airport (40 minutes) and Gold Coast Airport at Coolangatta (45 minutes).

There are many different accommodation options in and around Bangalow, including resorts, hotels, B&Bs, guest houses, self-contained apartments and cottages.

All airports offer rental car and shuttle bus services.

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Information for other accommodation options can be found on our website.

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Ticketing Information

A&I HALL

S TAT I O N S T R E E T

MARKET STREET

Tickets can be ordered online at: www.southernxsoloists.com Alternatively, post the form to: Bangalow Music Festival PO Box 3679 South Brisbane QLD 4101

BY R O N S T R E E T

Or scan and email the form to: manager@southernxsoloists.com Or purchase tickets in person at: Barebones Art Space 44 Byron Street, Bangalow

D E AC O N S T R E E T

Where are the concert venues? A&I Hall is located in Station Street, Bangalow - a five minute walk from the main street, Byron Street. Zentveld’s Coffee Plantation is located at 193 Broken Head Road, Newrybar.

Where can I eat? There are many excellent cafes and fine dining options available in Bangalow in between concerts. We recommend booking ahead to reserve your table. Please see our website for more details.

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Sponsorship & Donations

All tickets will be available for collection from A&I Hall from the start of the festival. Please bring your ID or your receipt of purchase to the ticketing desk. SUBSCRIPTION PASSES are the best way to experience the Bangalow Music Festival. This gives you access to all nine festival concerts for $100 less than single ticket prices.

Support the Festival Southern Cross Soloists is a not-for-profit arts company, established in 1995. In addition to presenting the finest quality chamber music Australia-wide with world renowned artists, Southern Cross Soloists produce the Bangalow Music Festival and education programs including Next Gen Artists. Please consider donating to Southern Cross Soloists to support the ongoing delivery of the Bangalow Music Festival for years to come. You can choose to sponsor an artist or make a general donation to the festival. All donations are fully tax-deductible. To discuss your donation, please call Jules on (07) 3844 7260 or email jules@southernxsoloists.com

Sponsorship Categories

Ben Jacks, French horn

I wish to make a donation to the following category:

Jane Rosenson, harp

Platinum - $2000 Diamond - $1000 Gold - $500 Sponsor an Artist By sponsoring an artist, you can help support our ongoing programming of extraordinary musicians. An Artist Sponsorship can include one or more donors. I would like to Sponsor the following artist: Sara Macliver, soprano

Margaret Schindler, soprano Tania Frazer, oboe Ashley Smith, clarinet Emma Sholl, flute Alex Raineri, piano Patrick Murphy, cello Next Gen Artists I would like to Sponsor the following Next Gen Artist: Meraki Quartet John Rotar, composer/arranger Samuel Piper, baritone Annie Larsen, clarinet

GROUP BOOKING subscription price is available to groups of six or more at $35 off the General Subscription price. To be eligible, the six or more subscriptions must be received together with an accompanying note. So bring your friends and save!

William Barton, didjeridu

General Donation

Helen Morse, actor

I would like to make a general donation to the Bangalow Music Festival:

SINGLE TICKETS will go on sale on Monday 5th June unless sold out.

Alexina Hawkins, viola

Pil Kyun Paul Kim, violin Christopher Dragon, conductor Kristian Winther, violin Ioana Tache, violin Thomas Marlin, cello

Amount: $

All donations over $2 are tax deductible and any amount is greatly appreciated!


Order form

Acknowledgments

Personal Details MR / MRS / MS / MISS / DR FIRST NAME

Southern Cross Soloists

SURNAME

Patron The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO

ADDRESS (NOT PO BOX)

PHONE

Board of the Southern Cross Soloists Dr Georgia Seffrin, Chair Ms Phillipa Birkett Mr Matthew Brady Ms Tania Frazer Ms Nancy Hartley Ms Olwen McClintock Mr Greg Thompson

EMAIL

Festival Subscriptions Subscriptions include admission to all nine concerts of the festival, including the Champagne Launch on Friday night. QTY:

PLATINUM SUBSCRIPTION (reserved priority seating) @ $495pp GENERAL SUBSCRIPTION @ $395pp GROUP OF 6+ SUBSCRIPTION @ $360pp

Donors

Platinum Mr P. Bacon, Mr & Mrs J. and R. Hoffman, Mr & Mrs R. and N. Morgan, Murphy Family Foundation, The Princeston Trust

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Diamond Ms V. Brooke, Ms S. Leuthner, Ms H. O’Sullivan

SINGLE CONCERT TICKETS @ $55 per concert Concert 1

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Concert 4

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Concert 7

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Concert 2

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Concert 5

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Concert 8

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Concert 3

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Concert 6

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Concert 9

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Gold Mr J. Casey, Ms J. Johnstone, Mr & Mrs I. and C. George, Ms B. Leser, Justice D. Mullins, Ms M. O’Connor, Ms M. O’Donnell, Ms D. Wadley

Payment Details

Silver Mr G. Beames, Mr & Mrs P. and S. Garside, Ms J. Hickey, Mr J. Moore, Dr G. Seffrin

Credit card (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX accepted) | Cheque (payable to Southern Cross Soloists) Cardholder’s Name

Cardholder’s Signature

Bronze Mr G. White

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Friends Mrs R. Barry, Ms J. Campbell, Mr J. Clayton, Mr T. Cox, Mr J. Deuchrass, Ms J. Doherty (in memorium A. Doherty), Mr C. Fletcher,

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Ms J. Giles, Mr R. Gordon, Ms C. Harrod, Ms A. Jones, Mr A. Kennedy, Mr & Mrs J. and M. Macmillan, Ms S. McCorkindale, Ms C. McGarvey, Mrs C. McMurchy, Ms S. McQueen, Ms S. Miles, Mr M. Muirhead, Ms S. Nelson, Ms P. O’Connor, Ms G. Pauli, Ms P. Ridler, Ms E. C. Roe, Ms D. Soden, Ms S. Taylor, Ms J. Thomas, Ms J. Uhr, Mr R. Webb, Ms H. Williamson Bangalow Music Festival Patron Peter Thompson Festival Team Tania Frazer, Artistic Director Jules Woodward, General Manager Helen Davies, Producer Margaret Curtis, Festival Logistics Coordinator Jeanette Saez, Finance Officer Gabrielle Knight, Admin Officer Need more information? Please contact: Southern Cross Soloists 07 3844 7260 manager@southernxsoloists.com www.southernxsoloists.com Bangalow Music Festival PO Box 3679 South Brisbane QLD 4101 Find us on Facebook and Twitter!

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