The Australian Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

Sydneysiders in New York this week could do worse than to spend the evening of April 30th (Monday) at the Carnegie’s Zankel Hall to hear the “badass classical band” (Time Out New York) The Australian Chamber Orchestra and Richard Tognetti perform with soprano Dawn Upshaw.

They will perform the New York premiere of Winter Morning Walks, a cycle of 9 songs by jazz composer Maria Schneider, with words by Ted Kooser, composed specially for Upshaw and the ACO.

Also on the programme, selections from Black Angels George Crumb’s allegory of war and religion and Webern’s Five Movements opus 5.

The ACO showcase their more conventional repertoire with Schumann’s Mondnacht Op. 39, No. 5 (arr. Tognetti), Schubert’s Geheimes D. 719 (arr. Brahms) and Der Tod und das Mädchen (Death and the Maiden), D. 531(arr. Tognetti) and Grieg’s String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 27 (arr. Tognetti)

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