Sirius Chamber Ensemble is delighted to announce its first concert in May – Beyond Desire: Music from England.
The concert will feature guest harpist Georgia Lowe who joins the ensemble to perform the beautiful Elegiac Trio for flute, viola and harp by Arnold Bax and the Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite for clarinet and harp by Paul Reade. Members from Sirius Chamber Ensemble recently performed in the new musical Beyond Desire at the Hayes Theatre. Composer and director Neil Rutherford has transcribed a concert suite of his vibrant score for clarinet/bass clarinet, horn, violin, cello, harp and piano.
Also on the program are masterpieces of the English chamber repertoire – Benjamin Britten Cello Sonata; Gordon Jacob Four Fancies for flute, violin, viola and cello; and Geoffrey Bush Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano.
This year Sirius Chamber Ensemble is presenting its performances at two venues – Saturday evening performances will be at the Glebe Justice Centre, a relaxed venue with couches where tea, coffee and refreshments will be available and the audience is invited to bring their own food and drink to enjoy during the concert. Sunday afternoon performances will be in the beautiful space of Christ Church Lavender Bay, overlooking Sydney Harbour, where afternoon tea will be served at interval,
The performers: Ian Sykes (clarinet)/ Alison Evans (bassoon)/ Melissa Coleman (flute)/ Julia Zeltzer (french horn)/ Martyn Hentschel (violin)/ Georgina Price (viola)/ Clare Kahn (cello)/ Claire Howard Race (piano)/ with guest artists Georgia Lowe (harp),
Tickets: $30 Adults/$20 Concession/$10 Children. Available at www.classikon.com or at the door.