Bangalow Music Festival 2014 booking brochure

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DON PAGE FESTIVAL PATRON – MP, MEMBER FOR BALLINA The Bangalow Music Festival has become an impressive showcase of internationally acclaimed Australian performers. The high standard of the festival is comparable to anything held in any capital city and is a credit to the organisers and performers. This year’s festival will once again offer a concert series featuring Australia’s finest musical talent set in the picturesque village of Bangalow. Special thanks to Tania Frazer, the Southern Cross Soloists, visiting musicians, the Bangalow Chamber of Commerce and the public for their enthusiastic support of the Festival. Once again Bangalow’s spirit will shine as the village comes alive with the sound of beautiful music. I welcome visitors to Bangalow and wish you an enjoyable Festival.

PETER MORTIMORE PRESIDENT OF THE BANGALOW CHAMBER OF COMMERCE The Bangalow Chamber of Commerce is very proud to sponsor the 2014 Bangalow Music Festival and extends sincere thanks and appreciation to Bangalow musician and Festival Co-ordinator Margaret Curtis, and the Southern Cross Soloists. The Bangalow Music Festival is the brightest colour woven into the rich tapestry of culture in our beautiful village of Bangalow attracting artists from around the globe and the townsfolk of Bangalow welcome them all. Visitors to the festival will be treated to amazing talent on stage, whilst having enjoying the delights of our lovely town.

MARGARET CURTIS BANGALOW MUSIC FESTIVAL LOGISTICS COORDINATOR With the continued support of the Bangalow Chamber of Commerce this year’s music festival is set to surpass expectations. The line up of musicians is, as always, of a high calibre. The Bangalow township will again support the event with its usual flair providing a wonderful community atmosphere combined with great food and services to visiting musicians and festival goers. My best wishes to Southern Cross Soloists and all the performers.

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WELCOME TO THE BANGALOW MUSIC FESTIVAL AUGUST 15-17, 2014 This year’s festival is all about the power of partnerships – the internal essence of chamber music. We are particularly focused on the power of two, “If you spend your life with another musician who experiences music maybe a little differently, you can help each other…couples can achieve more.” Couples are more than the sum of the parts. Cupid’s arrow has often initiated magnificent partnerships between classical musicians throughout history: JS Bach and Anna Magdalena; Rossini and Spanish opera diva Isabella Colbran; Robert and Clara Schumann; Gustav and Alma Mahler; Daniel Barenboim and Jacqueline DuPré. We present our own couples – Jack and Vicky, Gil and Sivan – and explore the relationships between two entities: SxS dual to the death with Trichotomy in the world premiere of ‘The Odd Couple’; two Barbie dolls fight for Ken’s affection in Michael Daugherty’s ‘What’s that spell?’; the titan compositions of Brahms’ Violin Concerto and Mahler’s Adagietto; Berstein’s ‘Halil’ for two flute soloists; the two great Russians Mussorgsky and Rimsky-Korsakov; and Jewish greats Schoenberg and Mendelsohn’s works for double string ensembles. Chemistry, synchronicity, contrast and balance: this year’s festival celebrates the genius of partnerships, symmetry and the intimate art of couples.

Tania Frazer Creative Director


COMMUNITY EVENTS FESTIVAL PRELUDE Presented by the Bangalow Chamber of Commerce. Thursday August 14, 7pm A&I Hall, Bangalow Tickets $30 Tickets available online at; Barebones Arts Space, 44 Byron Street, Bangalow (02) 6687 1393 and Windhorse Gallery, 25 Byron Street, Bangalow; (02) 6687 1933

SCHOOLS CONCERT Friday, August 14, 11am A&I Hall, Bangalow For Students (6yrs and over) and supervising teachers Only $5.00 per child (GST not applicable) Teachers are free, but must be responsible for students at all times. For tickets and enquires contact (07) 38447260 or

ZENTVELD’S COFFEE CONCERT – New in 2014! Join us at the beautiful Zentveld’s Coffee Roastery in Newrybar for our first ever Coffee Concert, where our headlining artists will play and be interviewed in an intimate concert at the Zentveld’s Coffee plantation. Friday, August 15, 11am Zentveld’s Coffee Space at the Plantation 193 Broken Head Road, Newrybar, NSW 2479; Tickets – $55 (includes coffee, cake, and tour of the roastery!) Tickets available online beginning June 23rd at, (07) 38447260, or at the door. Limited seating available, pre-booking advised.

ART ON EXHIBITION Paintings and art from local artisans will be on display and available for sale in the foyer of A&I Hall throughout the weekend. We invite you to view the talents of Bangalow’s finest artists while you enjoy the world’s finest musicians. Special thanks to Peter Mortimore, Windhorse Gallery and Barebones Artspace for assisting with our in-house Music Festival Gallery. No tickets required.

* Please note: Tickets for the above events are sold separately at the above detailed locations and are not included as part of the festival subscription package.



Festival Prelude

A&I Hall, Bangalow

FRIDAY AUGUST 15 11:00am

Schools Concert

A&I Hall, Bangalow


Zentveld’s Coffee Concert

Zentveld’s Coffee Plantation


The Two Russians Concert 1

A&I Hall, Bangalow


The Rebels

A&I Hall, Bangalow

Concert 2


The Future

Concert 3

A&I Hall, Bangalow


The Wish

Concert 4

A&I Hall, Bangalow


The Odd Couple

Concert 5

A&I Hall, Bangalow


The Pianists

Concert 6

A&I Hall, Bangalow


The Lovers

Concert 7

A&I Hall, Bangalow

SUNDAY AUGUST 17 11:00am

The Titans

Concert 8

A&I Hall, Bangalow


The Soloists

Concert 9

St. Kevin’s Cathedral


FESTIVAL PRELUDE Thursday August 14, 7pm A&I Hall, Bangalow The Festival Prelude has become a tradition of the Bangalow Music Festival. Presented by the Bangalow Chamber of Commerce, artists from both the Northern Rivers and the headliners from the Bangalow Music Festival will combine for a concert unlike any other. The Festival Prelude celebrates the Bangalow Music Festival as a musical staple in the community and offers all the flavours of the festival to come. Enjoy this laid back yet exceptional night of music making in a relaxed atmosphere. Performers include Jack Liebeck, Vicky Sayles, Emma Sholl, Jess Fotinos, Sophie Rowell, Silver-Garburg Piano Duo, and the Southern Cross Soloists, plus artists from Northern NSW. Tickets – $30 (general admission seating) Tickets available through: Barebones Art Space (Bangalow) Windhorse Gallery (Bangalow)


NEW IN 2014 Limited seating available, pre-booking advised.


COFFEE CONCERT Friday, August 15, 11am Zentveld’s Coffee Space at the Plantation We are honoured to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Zentveld’s Coffee with an intimate concert at the beloved roaster’s plantation and ‘coffee space’. Usually set up for barista training and tasting sessions, the space will be set up specially for an intimate gathering including members of the Southern Cross Soloists, Jack Liebeck, Vicky Sayles, and other headlining artists of the Bangalow Music Festival. Join us for a concert of conversation, coffee, and cake. Our musical guests will play and be interviewed, delighting the audience with selections from their favourite solo repertoire and a look into their musical history. This concert is unlike any other at the festival and is truly not to be missed! Tickets – $55 (single tickets only). Tickets available through: (beginning June 23rd) Zentveld’s Plantation and Coffee Space 193 Broken Head Road, Newrybar. Visit Photo: Zentveld’s Coffee


SCHOOLS CONCERT The Bangalow Music Festival delighted to offer students a concert introducing chamber music and the sounds of our favourite instruments. Featuring the Bangalow Music Festival Fellowship Quartet and leading Australian conductor Sarah-Grace Williams, the Schools Concert will be a fun and interactive introduction to classical music with a few surprises up its sleeve. Friday August 14, 11am (for approximately 1 hour) A&I Hall, Bangalow Cost: Only $5.00 per child (GST not applicable) Teachers and Parents are free, but must be responsible for students at all times. Who: Students (6yrs and over) and supervising teachers or parents For tickets and enquires contact: (07) 3844 7260



Friday August 15, 7pm A&I Hall, Bangalow Southern Cross Soloists Rimsky-Korsakov Mussorgsky Rimsky-Korsakov Mussorgsky

Russian Easter Festival Overture op. 36 The Nursery Rose and the Nightingale op. 2 no. 2 Pictures at an Exhibition




Friday August 15, 8:30pm A&I Hall, Bangalow

Please join us in the foyer of A&I Hall following the 8:30pm concert to toast the beginning of the 2014 Bangalow Music Festival.

Concert 2

Lisa Gasteen voice Sarah-Grace Williams conductor Jack Liebeck and Vicky Sayles violin Emma Sholl flute Silver Garburg Piano Duo Southern Cross Soloists Festival musicians Mendelssohn Overture from Midsummer Night’s Dream (four hand piano version) Ravel Introduction and Allegro M. 46 Ian Clarke Great Train Race Wagner Wesendonck Lieder/Hans Werner Henze wwv. 91 Moszkowski Suite for Two Violins Piazzolla Primavera Porteña


THE FUTURE Concert 3

Saturday August 16, 10am A&I Hall, Bangalow Bangalow Fellowship Quartet Sophie Rowell violin Emma Sholl flute Jess Fotinos harp Tania Frazer oboe Mozart Jolivet Romantic era quartet Bernardo Adam-Ferrero Kats-Chernin

String Quartet in D minor K.155 Chant de Linos TBA; Selection to be made by winning quartet Homenjae a Garcia-Lorca Fast Blue Village


THE WISH Concert 4

Saturday August 16, 11:30am A&I Hall, Bangalow White Halo Quartet Paul Dean clarinet Sophie Rowell violin Alan Smith violin Raquel Bastos viola Pat Murphy cello Schumann Hindson Golijov


Piano Quartet op. 47 Epic Diva Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind


Saturday August 16, 3pm A&I Hall, Bangalow Southern Cross Soloists Trichotomy jazz trio Leigh Carriage voice Bangalow Fellowship Quartet Festival musicians Sean Foran/ John Parker

The Odd Couple (World Premiere) (for SxS, Trichotomy and Leigh Carriage)


Brick By Brick Repurposed 3 Life gets in the way

Michael Daugherty

That which is not fleeting What’s that Spell?

“For this groundbreaking collaboration, Trichotomy and Southern Cross Soloists present a new work that explores the concepts of mirrored ensembles. Trichotomy, with the classic jazz trio combination of piano, bass and drums, and vocalist Leigh Carriage will face off against the Southern Cross Soloists. A duel to the death, perhaps…or perhaps a fascinating blend of musical styles, brought together by captivating melodies, unique ensemble textures and instrumental combinations.” – Sean Foran



Saturday August 16, 7pm A&I Hall, Bangalow Silver Garburg Piano Duo Sivan Silver and Gil Garburg Brahms Dvorรกk Ravel


Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor Op. 25 (original four-hand arrangement by the composer) Legends Op. 59 No. 5,9,10 Rhapsody Espagnole

THE LOVERS Concert 7

Saturday August 16, 8:30pm A&I Hall, Bangalow Jack Liebeck Vicky Sayles Sophie Rowell Alan Smith Pat Murphy Raquel Bastos Bangalow Fellowship Quartet Jess Fotinos

violin violin violin violin cello viola harp

Schönberg Verklärte Nacht Pärt Spiegel im spiegel Mendelssohn Octet


THE TITANS Concert 8

Sunday August 17, 11am A&I Hall, Bangalow Sarah-Grace Williams conductor Jack Liebeck violin Margaret Schindler soprano Bangalow Festival Orchestra Beethoven Coriolan Overture Op. 62 Ives Songs Mahler Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 Brahms Violin Concerto



Sunday August 17, 3pm St Kevin’s Church, Bangalow Sarah-Grace Williams conductor Victoria Sayles violin Paul Dean clarinet Tania Frazer oboe Emma Sholl flute Jodie Rottle flute Bangalow Festival Orchestra Cimarosa/Benjamin Oboe Concerto Bernstein Halil Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending (Chamber Orchestra version) Copland Clarinet Concerto


PREFERRED RESTAURANTS Enjoy a piece of Utopia in the heart of Bangalow A visit to Bangalow is not complete until you have visited the institution that is Utopia CafÊ and Restaurant in the heart of Bangalow’s main street. Utopia is now under new management, and new owners Danielle and Chef Rick are excited to offer fixed price dinners aligning with the Bangalow Music Festival concert schedule.

Dining times for Festival bookings:

As well as great coffee, service, food and a sexy new wine list on the premises, we will also be offering breakfast, lunch and dinner hampers for prepurchase or take away.

We are more than happy to cater for all of your dietary requirements.

Friday, August 15 Saturday, August 16

5pm & 6pm 4:30pm & 5:45pm

Enjoy a piece of Utopia during your stay here in Bangalow. Bookings: 02 66872088 | |




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SPONSOR AN ARTIST Sponsoring an artist is a wonderful way to enhance your festival experience, knowing that you are directly helping to bring the artists’ music to the audiences at the festival. Your named donation will be directed towards travel and accommodation costs needed to continue bringing our world class artists to Bangalow. Artists and ensemble sponsors will be acknowledged in our 2014 Bangalow Music Festival Program.

Sponsors are also invited to attend a special dinner with the Bangalow Music Festival artists after the Festival Prelude on Thursday, August 14, where photos with you and your selected artist will be taken.



FEATURED ARTISTS Jack Lieback – Violin (UK) International violin soloist, Jack Liebeck is one of the world’s most compelling young violinists currently on the concert stage, and makes his return to Bangalow in 2014. Jack’s highly acclaimed Sony recording of the Dvorak Violin Concerto was awarded the 2012 Classical Brit Award, and as the featured violin soloist on the film score of Anna Karenina he was nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe in 2013. Jack regularly performs as a soloist with leading orchestra’s around the world and is a Professor of violin at the Royal Academy of Music (London).

Sarah-Grace Williams – Conductor Leading Australian conductor Sarah-Grace Williams has received acclaim from audiences and critics for her vibrant energy, outstanding musicianship and her presence on the podium. She has worked with prominent orchestras throughout Europe and the UK, having been awarded a prestigious Churchill Fellowship. Sarah-Grace has been listed in the Who’s Who of Australian Women for the past three years and in Limelight magazine’s list of top 50 power players in the arts.

Lisa Gasteen – Soprano World-class Wagnerian soprano, Lisa Gasteen has performed at every major opera house in the world including the Vienna Staatsoper, the Bastille in Paris, the Metropolitan Opera New York, and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. Lisa triumphantly returns to the Bangalow Music Festival for the third time in 2014. Brisbane-based Lisa is currently the Professor of Opera at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and the Director of the Lisa Gasteen National Opera School.


Victoria Sayles – Violin (UK) Acclaimed UK violin soloist Victoria Sayles has performed throughout the UK and Europe as a soloist and concertmaster including with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestras, Royal Opera House Covent Garden and the London Philharmonic. Victoria performs on a 2013 Joachim Schade Violin and in May, will perform with the London Mozart Players at Buckingham Palace.

Silver-Garburg Piano Duo (Israel/Germany) Undisputedly one of world’s greatest piano duos, the SilverGarburg’s performances are a delicious blend of velvet touch, sweet brilliance and poetic body language. As a duo they show consummate perfection of two artists working as one and their intuitive connection with each other is breathtaking to behold. Their international concert schedule takes them regularly to Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Centre, Berlin Philharmonie, Vienna Musikverien, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Munich, Moscow, Helsinki, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada and South America. They record for OehmsClassics.

Emma Sholl – Flute Emma Sholl is regarded as one of Australia’s finest flautists. Described as having a “gorgeous honeyed tone” (Sydney Morning Herald), Emma has led a successful and varied career as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. Associate Principal Flute with the Sydney Symphony, Emma has worked with some of the world’s finest conductors, touring throughout Europe and Asia. In demand as a chamber musician and soloist, Emma has performed in many festivals and as a soloist with the Adelaide, Tasmanian and Sydney Symphony Orchestras. Emma is an Associate Member of the Southern Cross Soloists in 2014.

White Halo Quartet White Halo Ensemble is a collaboration between four of Australia’s most experienced and versatile chamber musicians. Taking its name from the halo effect that forms behind supersonic jets as they break the sound barrier, the piano quartet seeks to explore new terrain within the art of chamber music. With roots in the great music of the past, White Halo also grows the music of the present, having already commissioned works by many prominent Australian composers. Ensemble in Residence at The University of Queensland, the White Halo Ensemble members are Adam Chalabi (violin), Patricia Pollett (viola), Patrick Murphy (cello), and Liam Viney (piano).

Trichotomy Formed in 1999, Trichotomy are one of Australia’s most inventive contemporary music ensembles. Members, Sean Foran (Piano), John Parker (Drums) and Sam Vincent (Acoustic Bass) work to expand the capacities of this usually classic instrumental combination by creating sounds of modern jazz, ambient music, avant-garde rock, free improvisation and contemporary classical music. After releasing two successful albums domestically, Trichotomy released their third album Variations internationally to critical acclaim. Their most recent album, Fact Finding Mission, was released in 2013.

Sophie Rowell – Violin Adelaide-born Sophie Rowell has performed a soloist with all the major Australian symphony orchestra. As a member of the internationally acclaimed Australian String Quartet until 2011, Sophie performed and was broadcast throughout Australia, Europe, North America, Asia and New Zealand. As a trustee of the South Australian Guadagnini Violin Trust, Sophie performs on a loaned JB Guadagnini violin made in 1751 in Milan.

Southern Cross Soloists An internationally successful ensemble based in Brisbane, the Southern Cross Soloists have helped set the benchmark for Australian chamber music since 1995. The Soloists have earned a well-deserved reputation for artistic excellence and continue to surprise and delight audiences with their consistency evolving repertoire and ever changing annual programs. The informal, ‘up-close-andpersonal’ performance style perfected by the Soloists creates an intimate, inviting, and deeply engaging experience.

Leigh Carriage – Voice Leigh Carriage is one of the country’s leading contemporary vocalists and songwriters. A consummate performer and composer, Leigh delivers unforgettable performances with passion and mastery. Leigh performs at leading Jazz festivals around the world and this will be her first appearance at the Bangalow Music Festival. Leigh lives in Northern NSW and lectures at Southern Cross University. In 2009, she was awarded a Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning by the University’s Vice Chancellor.

Fellowship Quartet The inaugural Bangalow Music Festival Fellowship Quartet will be featured as the 2014 Quartet in Residence. Selected from a national search for Australia’s most talented up-and-coming ensembles, the Fellowship Quartet will perform alongside our Festival Artists throughout the weekend in small ensemble, soloist, and orchestral formations. Be the first to hear Australia’s most promising emerging quartet in their debut at the Bangalow Music Festival at Concert 3 and in subsequent concerts throughout the weekend. Quartet to be selected at the end of April; announcement to be made in May 2014.


YOUR WEEKEND IN BANGALOW The Bangalow Music Festival will see its thirteenth year in 2014, and audiences return year after year for the world-class music event. Situated in the luscious hinterland of Northern New South Wales and only 15 minutes inland from Byron Bay, the picturesque township of Bangalow instantly charms all that pass through and stumble across this hidden treasure of arts, culture and hospitality. It is Bangalow’s unique old-world charm that sees guests return time and time again.

CONCERT VENUES Concerts 1 to 8 A&I Hall, Station Street Bangalow Concert 9 St Kevin’s Church, Deacon St Bangalow

WHERE TO STAY Looking for somewhere to stay during the festival? Special rates are on offer at the Byron at Byron resort (see right), or search for other options at Byron Bay Accommodation at (02) 6680 8666 or visit

WHERE TO EAT There is no such thing as a bad meal in Bangalow. Enjoy the cafés and fine dining on offer between concerts – but don’t forget to reserve your spot! We are pleased to recommend The Italian Diner and Utopia Café as our preferred restaurants providing pre-book fixed-price meals throughout the weekend.

HOW TO GET AROUND Bangalow’s nearest airports are Ballina Byron Airport, the Lismore Airport, and the Gold Coast Airport at Coolangatta. It’s a 15-minute drive inland from Byron Bay and an hour’s drive south of the Gold Coast. Rental cars are available at the airports and can be booked in advance according to your travel needs. Visit www.southernxsoloists. com for more information on travel and transportation.


BANGALOW MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014 ACCOMMODATION PARTNER Be inspired by nature at The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa. Set within a stunning 45 acre subtropical rainforest, just moments from Tallow Beach, this multi award winning resort provides an idyllic escape in a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy the warm welcome and exceptional service, offering all the special touches you would expect. For your stay August 15-17 during the Bangalow Music Festival, special rates are offered:: Standard Suites – $320 per night Superior Suites – $350 per night Deluxe Spa Suites – $380 per night Rates include full buffet breakfast daily, for two adults twin share, valid for festival weekend only. For more information: T 02 6639 2138 or Additional Accommodation Byron Bay Accommodation provide a multitude of accommodation options in Byron Bay, Bangalow and surrounding areas. For more information, call 02 6680 8666 or visit

SUPPORT THE FESTIVAL SPONSOR AN ARTIST To make your festival a special experience by directly helping to bring the artists to Bangalow please complete the following details: I would like to sponsor the following artist:

Leigh Carriage (voice)

Sarah-Grace Williams (conductor)

Emma Sholl (flute)

Jack Liebeck (violin)

The Silver-Garburg Piano Duo

Victoria Sayles (violin)

Southern Cross Soloists

Sophie Rowell (violin)

Trichotomy (jazz trio)

Lisa Gasteen (voice)

The White Halo Piano Quartet


I wish to pledge the following category of sponsorship: (Once platinum sponsorship status is established by either singular or group pledge, sponsorship for that particular artist will close)

Platinum – $2000 (sole artist sponsorship)

Diamond – $1000

Gold – $500 (ideal for group sponsorship)

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

Amount $

(Please see over for ticketing and payment)


TICKETING OPTIONS PLEASE NOTE that no tickets will be mailed in 2014. All tickets will be available for pick-up at Festival ‘Will Call’ beginning Friday, August 15. Please present a form of ID or your receipt from your purchase to receive your tickets in person. Please send form to: Bangalow Music Festival PO Box 3679 South Brisbane QLD 4101 Bangalow Music Festival: T (07) 3844 7260 E




Subscription Passes are the best way to experience the Bangalow Music Festival. Your Subscription Pass grants you access to all nine concerts for 35% less than full single ticket prices!

Bring along your friends and SAVE! Groups of 6 or more will receive a discount of $30.00 per person. To be eligible for the group booking price, all subscriptions must be received together with an accompanying letter, and must be for a minimum of 6 people.

Single concert tickets are $55 each and will go on sale on Monday 23 June 2014 unless sold out prior, including those to the Coffee Concert. Visit to book online.


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Address (no PO Box) Postcode Phone contact Email (required) Subscriptions are also available for purchase online at or over the phone on (07) 3844 7260. Tickets are also available in Bangalow from Barebones Artspace on 02 6687 1393.

SUBSCRIPTION DETAILS Subscriptions include admission to all 9 concerts of the Festival and the Champagne Launch on Friday night. (excludes Festival Prelude, Schools Concert and Zentveld’s Coffee Concert).







(minimum of 6 people per group booking, all forms to be sent together or with accompanying letter)

Artist I would like to sponsor DONATION (general)


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Payable to Southern Cross Soloists

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Details are correct at time of printing, however Bangalow Music Festival reserves the right to change dates, venue, prices and programme without notice if necessary. Bangalow Music Festival is presented by the Southern Cross Soloists Music Ltd in conjunction with the Bangalow Chamber of Commerce.

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