The Australia Ensemble @UNSW

The Australia Ensemble
The Australia Ensemble

Continuing its revered tradition of presenting some of the best in Australian composition and performance, the Australia Ensemble is bringing Arthur Benjamin’s rarely-heard clarinet quintet back to the stage – this is a unique opportunity to hear the post-romantic music of this Sydney-born composer brought to life.

Established in 1980 and resident at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, the ensemble today comprises violinists Dene Olding and Dimity Hall, violist Irina Morozova, cellist Julian Smiles, pianist Ian Munro, flautist Geoffrey Collins and clarinetist Catherine McCorkhill.

Music by JS Bach and Roger Smalley and an unusual arrangement by Mendelssohn of his first symphony, complete the evening’s programme.


The programme:

J.S. BACH (1685-1750): Sonata in A BWV1032 for flute and keyboard (c1736)

Arthur BENJAMIN (1893-1960): Clarinet Quintet (c.1913)

Roger SMALLEY (b 1943): Trio for clarinet, viola and piano (1992/1999)
Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847): Symphony No.1 in C minor Opus 11 (1824) in the composer’s arrangement for piano duet, violin and cello (1830)

Tickets: Adult $47 / Senior $34 / Concession $26 / Student Rush $17

Bookings and enquiries: Yvette Goodchild on 9385 5874




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