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Selby & Friends Tour Reflects On The Shadow Of War

August 29, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

Selby & Friends tours an immersive concert program entitled “In the Shadow of War” to Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide, Turramurra and the NSW Southern Highlands from August 20th to 29th.

Artistic Director and pianist Kathryn Selby AM welcomes her guest artists, Australian Chamber Orchestra Principal Cellist Timo-Veikko Valve, and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Sophie Rowell, who is graciously stepping in for an indisposed Grace Clifford.

On the program are works by three composers connected by the impact of wartime conflict. Australian Matthew Hindson, composing his 1915 for piano, violin and cello, was spurred by thoughts of how a young person living over a century ago might react to the prospect of going to war. In 1944, Shostakovich wrote one of his greatest chamber music works, the Piano Trio in E minor, Op. 67, clearly a reflection of a world at war, and an immensely powerful musical experience. Also on the program is Franz Schubert’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat Major Op. 100, D929. This piano trio is a fine example of his natural gift for embracing life’s beauty – a counterweight to the constant threat of potential war during the Napoleanic era – and bringing this beauty to his music.

The performers: Sophie Rowell, violin | Timo-Veikko Valve, cello | Kathryn Selby, piano

The program: Matthew Hindson * 1915/ Dmitri Shostakovich Piano Trio in E minor, Op. 67/ Franz Schubert * Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 100, D929
One-hour Twilight Concert Melbourne *

“In the Shadow of War” TOUR DATES
20 August: NSW Southern Highlands – Saturday @ 4:00pm – St Jude’s Church, Bowral
21 August: Turramurra – Sunday @ 2:15pm – Turramurra Uniting Church
22 August: Canberra – Monday @ 7:00pm – Llewellyn Hall
23 August: Melbourne – Tuesday @ 5:00pm* – Potter Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre
23 August: Melbourne – Tuesday @ 7:30pm – Potter Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre
28 August: Adelaide – Sunday @ 2:15pm –  Elder Hall,
29 August: Sydney – Monday @ 7:00pm – City Recital Hall
* New this season in Selby & Friends’ offerings is the one-hour Twilight Series at Melbourne Recital Centre as an additional option to their regular subscription series concerts. In the August 23rd Twilight concert, the program consists of Schubert and Hindson. The 7:30pm Potter Salon concert is sold out.


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