For their October concert, the Sirius Chamber Ensemble is joined by the engaging and talented soprano Taryn Srhoj who returns to perform in Postcards from Vienna, featuring music premiered in Vienna between 1777 and 1913.
The earliest piece, Mozart’s Flute Quartet in D major (No.1) will be followed by the more recent, Seven Early Songs for soprano and piano, and Four Pieces for clarinet and piano by Alban Berg. Complementing the program will be Richard Strauss’ Das Alphorn for soprano, horn and piano, and Brahms’ Trio for clarinet, cello and piano. No Viennese concert would be complete without a rousing finale by Johann Strauss so Sirius have included a humourous arrangement of Strauss’ Tritsch Tratsch Polka by their good friend and colleague Nigel Ubrihien.
This year the Sirius Chamber Ensemble is presenting its performances at two venues. Saturday evening performances will be at 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 we will serve an afternoon tea 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 artist Taryn Srhoj (soprano).
Tickets: $30 Adults/$20 Concession/$10 Children Available at www.classikon.com or at the door.