The Sydney Mozart Society presents the Australian World Orchestra Chamber Ensemble, comprising six exceptional musicians – violinists Daniel Dodds and Natalie Chee, violist Sally Clarke, cellist David Berlin, clarinetist Francesco Celata and pianist Tamara-Anna Cislowska.
Together, they will perform Mozart’s Kegelstatt trio, a joyous expression of musical friendship, the autumnal Clarinet quintet in B minor, op 115 by Brahms and Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-flat major, op 44.
Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio features viola virtuoso Sally Clarke (SWR Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart) who takes on the beautiful viola part that Mozart himself played at the trio’s premiere. The unusual combination of clarinet, viola and piano reflects Mozart’s fondness for the viola and his interest in exploring the lyric qualities of the clarinet, then a relatively new instrument.
Sydney-sider clarinetist Francesco Celata is well-known to Sydney audiences as a talented chamber musician, leader of the Sydney Soloists and Associate Principal Clarinet of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Francesco’s agile, graceful playing will be on show in the evergreen Clarinet Quintet by Brahms, which follows the Mozart trio.
Tamara-Anna Cislowska, one of Australia’s most admired musicians will be at the piano for both the Mozart Trio and Schumann’s piano quintet. Tamara-Anna is a chamber music specialist and was another precocious star, playing Mozart works when she was just 2 years old.
Natalie Chee returns to the North Shore from Stuttgart, Germany where she is 1st Concertmaster of the SWR Symphony Orchestra. She began learning piano and violin before she was 10. As a teenager, Natalie won numerous competitions in Australia and appeared as a soloist with all of the Australian Symphony Orchestras whilst she was still at high school.
Completing the ensemble for the quintets by Brahms and Schumann are Daniel Dodds, the Concertmaster and Artistic Director of the Lucerne Festival Strings and David Berlin, Principal Cello of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
The Australian World Orchestra (AWO) as a larger ensemble, brings together Australia’s finest classical musicians playing in leading orchestras around the world, with their colleagues from Australia’s state orchestras. This year the orchestra will perform under the baton of Maestro Riccardo Muti in May at the Sydney Opera House.
The programme: Mozart: Trio in E-flat major for clarinet, viola and piano, K 498, Kegelstatt/ Brahms: Clarinet quintet in B minor, op 115/
Schumann: Piano quintet in E-flat major, op 44
The Sydney Mozart Society is a not-for-profit group dedicated to promoting the chamber music of Mozart and other great classical composers and to providing Sydney audiences with world-class performances by leading musicians.
Tickets: Adults $45.90, Seniors/Pensioners $42.85, Students $15.30
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