Mozart and Brahms with the ACO Collective

15 Sept 2017 Mozart and Brahms with the ACO Collective

ACO Collective will perform in Cairns with the Cairns Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir, as part of a multi-year collaboration. Incorporating a distinctly GICC sound into the concert, GICC and the ACO Collective will perform Luke Byrne’s Storm Bird and Birinyi (featuring Yidinji lyrics and dance), as well as a selection of works from the Torres Strait Islands.

Britain’s leading clarinetist, Matthew Hunt, joins Pekka Kuusisto and ACO Collective as the soloist for Brahms’ soulful Clarinet Quintet.

Brahms came out of retirement to write the Clarinet Quintet after hearing Richard Mühlfeld play. Brahms modelled his quintet on Mozart’s, to create a work that is clearly written from the heart. The clarinet’s mellow and haunting sound suited Brahms’ musical temperament and it was perfect for expressing the autumnal mood of his later years.

Bartók too was writing from his soul. But rather than stripping it bare, his Divertimento was a diversion from the pervasive gloom of his surroundings.

Cost: $42 / $36.75 (CONC) / $21 Children & Youth (3-17 y/o) inc. b/fee
Doors: 7pm
Show starts: 7.30pm
Venue: Tanks Arts Centre, Tank 3
Rating: G

Concert Program
LUKE BYRNE Storm Bird
LUKE BYRNE Birinyi
MOZART Divertimento in D major, K.136
BARTÓK Divertimento for Strings, Sz.113
Interval
BRAHMS (arr. strings) Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op.115
Trad. (arr. Lyn Williams & Owen Elsley): Sager Ina Gabu Tharema
Trad. (arr. Lyn Williams & Owen Elsley): Ngai Bubu Ya

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