Upcoming performances for our artists in August 2017

August 1, 2017

Upcoming performances for our Artists in August 2017

Simone Young conducts the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in Haydn Symphony No.99, Andrew Schultz Maali – Concerto for oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon (with Peter Facer, oboe, Allan Meyer, clarinet, Adam Mikulicz, bassoon and David Evans, horn; World premiere), Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn and Academic Festival Overture. 3 August at 11:00*, 4 and 5 August at 19:30. Perth Concert Hall. *Haydn and both Brahms works only. This performance celebrates Simone’s 20 years conducting the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

Mozart Airborne
with Opera Queensland and Expressions Dance Company. Lindy Hume: Co-Director. Mozart Airborne weaves a fabric of stories through arias, duets and scenes brought together by co-directors Natalie Weir and Lindy Hume, featuring Mozart’s most sublime arias and ensembles including music from some of his most famous operas, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte and The Marriage of Figaro. Cremorne Theatre, QPAC. Opens 4 August (invited guests), with further performances on 5, 9, 10, 11 and 12 August at 19:30, 5 and 12 August at 14:00, 8 August at 11:30 (schools) and 18:30, and 10 August at 11:30.

La Fille mal gardée with Queensland Ballet. Jon Buswell: Lighting Designer. Playhouse, QPAC. Opens 4 August, running until 19 August.

Seven Deadly Sins with Sydney Conservatorium. Wade Kernot: Mother. Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music. 5 August at 19:30.

Pieter Wispelwey gives a recital of the complete J. S. Bach Cello Suites for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. City Recital Hall, Angel place, Sydney. 6 August at 14:00 and 7 August at 19:00.

Parsifal with Opera Australia (in concert). Michael Honeyman: Amfortas, David Parkin: Titurel. Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House. 9 August at 18:00, 12 August at 14:00 and 14 August at 18:00.
Pieter Wispelwey is soloist and director for Evening Salon: Mozart & Haydn in the City – Haydn Symphony no. 8 “Evening”, Mozart Serenade for winds K.388 and Haydn Cello Concerto no. 2 in D with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. City Recital Hall, Angel Place on 10 August at 19:00, and at the Wollongong Town Hall on 11 August at 19:00.

The Australia Piano Quartet and Jessica Irwin perform Blink! – a ground-breaking, multidisciplinary collaboration enabling Jess Irwin, a renowned photographer with cerebral palsy, to join the APQ as a guest artist by using an eye-tracking device to trigger a newly developed digital instrument. The program will also include a 2016 commission by Perth based composer Lachlan Skipworth and Fauré's Piano Quartet in C minor. City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney. 11 August at 19:30.
Graham Abbott conducts the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra in a programme of Adam Rybovic New Work, Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto (Emily Legg, tuba), and Haydn Symphony No.101 “The Clock” for the lunchtime concert series. Elder Hall, University of Adelaide. 11 August at 13:10.

MELBA - A new musical with Hayes Theatre Company and New Musicals Australia. Trudy Dalgleish: Lighting Designer. Emma Matthews: Melba. Hayes Theatre, Potts Point, Sydney. Opens 11 August (previews), running until 9 September.

Carmen with Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (in concert). Emma Pearson: Micaela, Samuel Dundas: Morales & Dancairo, Sally-Anne Russell: Mercedes, Jonathan Abernethy: Remendado. Federation Concert Hall, Hobart. 12 August at 19:30. This performance is sold out!  

Siobhan Stagg and Barbara Zavros perform Mozart Mass in C minor with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Concert Hall, QPAC. 12 August at 19:30.
Pieter Wispelwey and Caroline Almonte (piano) give a recital of Beethoven Sonata no. 3 in A major for cello and piano Op. 69, Brahms Sonata for cello and piano No. 1 Op. 38, Beethoven Sonata No. 4 in C major Op. 102 No. 1, Beethoven Sonata No. 5 in D major Op. 102 no. 2 for Recitals Australia. UKARIA Cultural Centre, Mount Barker, South Australia. 13 August at 14:30.

At the Newcastle Music Festival:
- On 13 August at 14:30: Hyeseoung Kwon performs Mendelssohn Hear My Prayer WoO 15 and John Rutter Requiem with the Newcastle Music Festival Choir, Hunter Singers, Waratah Choral, Quintus, Counterpoint, Newcastle Youth Orchestra and Newcastle Strings. Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle.  
- On 19 August at 14:30: Hyeseoung Kwon gives a recital of Strauss Zueignung, Op 10, No 1, Nacht, Op 10, No 3, Cäcilie, Op 27, No 2, Puccini Vissi d’arte from Tosca, Whiteacre Five Hebrew Love Songs for voice, violin (Peta Dries) & piano (Claire Howard Race), Arditi Serenata IdealePreghiera,Il bacio and Verdi Pace pace from La Forza del Destino. Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium.

Ahead of his recitals in the MRC’s Great Performers series, Pieter Wispelwey gives a public masterclass to three advanced students, as part of the Melbourne Recital Centre’s masterclass program. Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre. 15 August at 18:00.

Pieter Wispelwey gives three recitals in the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall at the Melbourne Recital Centre, for the MRC’s Great Performers series:

  • On      16 August at 19:00, with Caroline Almonte (piano) – Pieter Wispelwey plays      Beethoven: Sonata No.1 in F major Op. 5 No. 1, Variations in F major on “Ein      Mädchen oder Weibchen”, from Die Zauberflöte Op. 66, Sonata No.2 in G minor Op.      5 No.2, Sonata      No.4 in C major Op.102 no.1, Variations in E-flat major on      “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen” from Die Zauberflöte WoO.46, Sonata No.5 in D major Op.      102 no.2, Variations      in G major on “See the conqu’ring hero comes” from Judas MaccabaeusWoO.45, Sonata No.3 in A major Op.69.
  • On      17 August at 19:00 – Pieter      Wispelwey plays Bach: Suite No.1 in G major BWV1007, Suite No.2 in D minor BWV1008, Suite No.3 in C majorBWV1009, Suite No.4 in Eb major BWV1010, Suite No.5 in C minorBWV1011, Suite No.6 in D major BWV1012.
  • On      18 August at 19:00, with Caroline Almonte (piano) – Pieter Wispelwey plays BrahmsCello Sonata No.1 Op.38, Cello Sonata in D Op.78      (transcription of Violin      Sonata No.1 in G Op.78), Cello Sonata No.2 in FOp.99. 

Simone Young conducts the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 2 (Imogen Cooper, piano) and Bruckner Symphony no. 5. Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House. 17 August at 13:30, 18 August at 20:00 and 19 August at 14:00.

Li-Wei Qin performs the Dvorak Cello Concerto with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne. 18 and 19 August at 20:00 and 21 August at 18:30.

The Rape of Lucretia with Sydney Chamber Opera. Andrew Goodwin: Male Chorus, Celeste Lazarenko: Female Chorus, Jeremy Kleeman: Colatinus. Carriageworks Bay 20, Eveleigh, Sydney. Opens 19 August, with further performances on 21, 22, 24, 25 and 26 August.

Robert Macfarlane is guest artist with The Song Company for Dreamers Awake, a fantastical musical adventure exploring an Inception-like series of nested dreams. The programme includes: Steve Reich Clapping Music, Handel (arr.) Zadok the Priest (opening chorus), J.S. Bach The Art of Fugue / Contrapunctus XIX, J.S. Bach arr. W. Swingle Sleepers, awake!, Stravinsky Otche Nash’ / Pater noster, Antony Pitts Anna’s Rapid Eye Movement, Messiaen O Sacrum Convivium. Opens at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, Bathurst on 22 August at 19:30, before touring to:  Yellow House, Sydney on 24 August at 19:00 | Uniting Church, Berry on 29 August at 14:00 | Newcastle Conservatorium on 31 August at 19:00 | Independent Theatre, North Sydney on 2 September at 19:30 | Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House on 4 September at 19:30 | The Street Theatre, Canberra on 8 September at 19:00 | Wollongong Art Gallery on 9 September at 15:00.

My Fair Lady with Opera Australia and Gordon Frost Organisation. Katherine Wiles: Mrs Boxington. Capitol Theatre, Sydney. Opens 24 August, running until 6 October.

The Bodyguard with Gordon Frost Organisation. Trudy Dalgleish: Associate Lighting Designer. Regent Theatre, Melbourne. Opens 24 August, running until 27 October.

James Crabb curates and performs in four concerts celebrating the Argentinean Tango Nuevo in the return of UKARIA Cultural Centre’s immersive weekend event, UKARIA 24.

  • On 25 August at 19:30: James Crabb performs Vivaldi Concerto in C major, RV554a for classical accordion, cello and strings, Piazzolla (arr Crabb) LibertangoRomance del DiabloLa Muerte del Angel (for classical accordion, piano and strings) and Aconcagua Concerto for      bandoneón, strings, piano, harp and percussion, and together with Emma Pearson: Piazzolla (arr Crabb) Oblivion for soprano, classical accordion, piano and strings.
  • On 26 August at 14:30, James Crabb performs Scarlatti Selected Keyboard Sonatas (solo performances on piano, classical accordion and harp), and Emma Pearson performs Purcell Sweeter than Roses Z.585/1 for soprano and continuo and Rameau Platée – Act II, Scene 5: Air de La Folie ‘Formons les plus brillant concerts…’ for soprano and continuo.
  • On 26 August at 17:30, James Crabb performs Agri / Carli (arr Crabb) Desde Adentro for      violin, classical accordion, piano and strings, Tiensuu Fandango for classical accordion, flute, clarinet, violin and cello, Piazzolla ‘Homage à Liege’ Double Concerto for bandoneón, guitar and strings, and Emma Pearson performs Golijov Ayre for soprano, classical accordion, flute, clarinet, guitar, viola, cello, horn, double bass, percussion and electronics.
  • On      27 August at 11:00, James Crabb performs Gubaidulina Seven Words for classical accordion, cello and strings and Haydn (arr Salomon) Symphony no. 104 in D major, arranged for classical accordion, flute, two violins, viola, cello, double bass and piano.

Thaïs with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Jacqueline Porter: Crobyle. Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne. 26 August at 20:00.

Samuel Dundas performs some of his operatic favourites at Opera Under The Stars. Mangrove Hotel, Broome, Western Australia. 26 August at 20:00.

The Australia Piano Quartet performs Innocence and Experience: Beethoven Piano Quartet in E flat Major, WoO36 No.1 and Fauré Piano Quartet No.2 in G minor, Op.45 with Andrew Haveron, guest violinist. Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House. 27 August at 15:00.

La Vida Breve / Gianni Schicchi with State Opera of South Australia. Douglas McNicol: Director (Gianni Schicchi). La Vida Breve – Elizabeth Campbell: La Abuela, Pelham Andrews: Tio Sarvaor.  Gianni Schicchi – Douglas McNicol: Gianni Schicchi, Elizabeth Campbell: Zita, Pelham Andrews: Betto di Signa. Adelaide Town Hall. 30 August at 19:30 and 31 August at 18:30.

Siobhan Stagg and Andrew Goodwin perform Handel Ode for St Cecilia’s Day with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Auckland Town Hall. 3 August at 19:30. 
Fidelio with BBC Philharmonic (in concert). Stuart Skelton: Florestan. Auditorio Kursaal, San Sebastian, Spain. 4 August at 20:00.

Madama Butterfly with Associazione Culturale MUSA – Trappeto (PA). Aldo Di Toro: Pinkerton. Piazza Caporali, Castel Frentano, Italy. 6 August at 21:00.

Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria with Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik. David Hansen: Telemaco. Tiroler Landestheater, Innsbruck, Austria. Opens 10 August, with further performances on 12 and 14 August.

Li-Wei Qin performs Dvorak Cello Concerto with the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra. Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. 12 August at 19:30.

Peter Grimes with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus (in concert) for the Edinburgh International Festival. Stuart Skelton: Peter Grimes. Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland. 13 August at 18:00.

Romeo and Juliet with Royal New Zealand Ballet. Jon Buswell: Lighting Design. Opens at St James Theatre, Wellington on 16 August, running until 20 August, before touring to Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch on 25 and 26 August | ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, Auckland from 30 August – 3 September | Civic Theatre, Rotorua on 8 and 9 September | Regent Theatre, Dunedin on 13 and 14 September | Civic Theatre, Invercargill on 17 September | Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North on 21 September | Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier on 24 September.

Reimann Lear with Salzburger Festspiele. Nick Schlieper: Lighting Designer. Felsenreitschule, Salzburg, Austria. Opens 20 August, with further performances on 23, 26 and 29 August.

Siobhan Stagg performs Haydn Die Schöpfung with Orchestra National d’Ile de France and Wiener Kammerchor at the Haydn Festspiele Eisenstadt. Österr.Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien, Austria. 24 August at 19:30.

Jean-Yves Thibaudet is on tour with the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, for their 30th Anniversary year. He will perform

  • Gershwin Piano Concerto in F       at Teatro Comunale, Bolzano, Italy on 24 August at 20:30 | Felsenreitschule,      Salzburg, Austria on 25 August at 20:00 | Concertgebouw, Amsterdam,      Netherlands on 29 August at 20:00 | Konzerthaus, Berlin, Germany on 31      August at 20:00 | Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy on 3 September  |      Teatro Regio, Torino, Italy on 4 September |  Teatro Comunale,      Pordenone, Italy on 6 September | Teatro Filarmonico, Verona, Italy on 8      September | Beethovenhalle, Bonn, Germany on 9 September | Rudolfinum,      Dvorak Hall, Prague, Czech Republic on 11 September at 20:00.
  • Messiaen Turangalîla-Symphonie at      Teatro Comunale, Bolzano, Italy. 27 August at 20:30 | Elbphilharmonie,      Hamburg, Germany on 30 August | Semperoper, Dresden, Germany on 2      September at 11:00 | Teatro Comunale, Pordenone, Italy on 7 September.

Tristan und Isolde  with  Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo (in concert). Peter Rose: King Marke. Sala São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. 30 August and 1 September at 21:00 and 3 September at 16:00.

Looking ahead to the first week of September 2017
Daniel Carter conducts the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Music on SundaysGuy Noble’s Excellent Musical Quiz (with Guy Noble, Host)A fun packed morning of great classical music by Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Sibelius, Rachmaninov, Mahler, Haydn, Handel, and many more, where it is up to you to uncover the mystery of each piece chosen in Guy Noble’s first ever Classical Music Quiz – you have to guess the whole program! Concert Hall, QPAC. 3 September at 11:30.

Genevieve Lacey curates and performs Towards Eternity: a musical meditation spanning a millennium : a soulful, joyful tracing of our most ineffable selves. The programme: Léonin/Pérotin arr Lacey Viderunt omnes: organum, Viderunt omnes: Nos 1 & 2 Notum fecit, De Rore Ancor che col partire (divisions by Bassano), Adès Arcadiana Op 12: VI O Albion, Vivaldi Recorder Concerto in C minor RV441, Beethoven Grosse Fuge Op 133, Edwards Tyalgum Mantras, Dunstaple arr Lacey Quam pulchra es, Sammartini Recorder Concerto in F, Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre on 3 September at 14:30, Deakin Edge, Federation Square on 8 September at 19:30, and at the Feast of Music, Daylesford at Daylesford Town Hall on 9 September at 14:30.

Congratulations to Emma Matthews, who will become the new Head of Classical Voice at Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), from January 2018.

Congratulations Stuart Skelton, Ms Stemme, Maestro Letonja and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra for winning the 2017 Helpmann Award for Best Symphony Orchestra Concert for Tristan & Isolde.
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