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Music By The Sea Concert Series 2016 

 

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Buy any 2 of these concerts (4 June, 9 July, 6 August) of 2016 Concert Series 

 and you’ll get the 3rd one free!

 

KARIN SCHAUPP/UMBERTO CLERICI - 4 June

Any queries contact - zoli@musicbythesea.com.au

 

ACACIA  QUARTET - 9 July

 

FLINDERS  QUARTET - 6 August

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WHITE HALO ENSEMBLE

 

IAN COOPER/AMBRE HAMMOND

 

SUNDAY NOON CONCERT SERIES 1

 

SUNDAY NOON CONCERT SERIES 2

 

SUNDAY NOON CONCERT SERIES 3

 

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4th June, 7:30pm, Sandgate Town Hall

Karin Schaupp (guitar) and Umberto Clerici (cello) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program:

Schubert - Arpeggione Sonata

Natalie Williams - New Work

Gnattali - Sonata for Cello and Guitar

plus fiery Spanish and South American works by Piazzolla, De Falla and others

 

The cello-guitar duo of Umberto Clerici and Karin Schaupp brings together two of Australia’s finest and most expressive instrumentalists in a fiery program of music from around the world.

 

German-born Australian guitarist Schaupp and newly-arrived-in-Australia Italian cellist Clerici were asked to collaborate for the 70th anniversary Musica Viva Festival in Sydney in 2015. They found an immediate musical rapport within the engaging tonal combination of the cello and the guitar.

 

The first half of the concert program features Schubert’s beautiful Arpeggione Sonata (the arpeggione was a romantic hybrid instrument akin to both the cello and the guitar, so it is most fitting to play this unique work in its transcription for cello and guitar duo), alongside the premiere of a wonderful new work written especially for the duo by Australian composer Natalie Williams. The second half of the program will take the audience on a sumptuous journey through Spain and South America, featuring works by De Falla, Piazzolla and the Brazilian great Radames Gnattali.

 

Schaupp is a multi-award winning guitarist with a distinguished history of solo performances, recordings and collaborative projects, while Clerici is in high demand as a soloist and chamber musician worldwide, as well as holding the position of principal cellist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Clerici and Schaupp form a formidable duo in what is certain to be an unforgettable and moving musical journey.

 

9th July, 7:30pm, Sandgate Town Hall

 

Acacia Quartet

For Acacia’s Music By The Sea concert ‘The Harp & The Harpoon’, they will perform Beethoven’s famous ‘Harp’ String Quartet in Eb Op 74 (nicknamed for the arpeggiated pizzicato passages in the first movement) alongside two compositions that reflect Australia’s unique landscape.  

The first of these Australian works, ‘Kudikynah Cave’, is by Moya Henderson, one of Australia’s most established composers with a career spanning four decades. This single movement work, with its beautiful and stirring harmonies, takes its name from a cave hidden along the banks of the Franklin River in the rainforests of Tasmania. It is typical of the strong sensory images Moya likes to create through her music.  

 

The second Australian work is titled ‘Law Of The Tongue’ and is written by one of Australia’s new generation composers, Nicholas Vines. Music By The Sea’s audience will be hearing the world premiere performance of this intriguing work! (This is not the first world premiere performance Acacia has presented in Sandgate. Two years ago Acacia performed Lyle Chan’s incredible musical diary ‘An AIDS Activist’s Memoir’ which they have just performed in Vancouver, Canada).  This year’s world premiere The Law of the Tongue is inspired by a unique piece of Australian history from the small whaling town of Eden on the New South Wales south coast. It tells the extraordinary tale of the collaboration between man and orca whales in their hunt of baleen whales.  The particulars of the hunt are in themselves fascinating. The orcas would herd a baleen into the deep waters of Eden’s Twofold Bay, then alert the whalers by slapping the water with their tails. Joining forces they would hunt together. Dividing up the carcass the much sought-after tongue would be thrown back to the orcas as the reward.  This ritual became known by the locals as ‘the law of the tongue.’  Vines’ composition mimics different whale songs, an Aboriginal corrobboree, the orca’s tail slaps, the exhilarating hunt and the whaler’s final thrust of the harpoon.  


 

“four extraordinary musicians gave it everything they had… It was playing of the highest order” – ClassikOn, 2014

 

 

“Sometimes words can fail to adequately describe what one witnesses… the Acacia Quartet illustrated each movement with an incredible depth of understanding” - The Age, 2014