Dawn Upshaw, Elgar & Grieg7 - 24 February 2014

Program

JOHN ADAMS Selections from John's Book of Alleged Dances
GRIEG Holberg Suite
GRIEG Solveig's Song
EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA Die Liebenden: Liebes Lied
MARIA SCHNEIDER Winter Morning Walks [AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE]
ELGAR Introduction and Allegro

Artists

Helena Rathbone Lead Violin
Dawn Upshaw Soprano
Scott Robinson Alto & Bass Clarinet
Jay Anderson Double Bass
Frank Kimbrough Piano

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Following a hugely successful US tour and a four-time Grammy Award-winning recording, we bring you the Australian premiere of Winter Morning Walks, featuring Grammy Award-winning soprano Dawn Upshaw.

Commissioned specially for the ACO and Dawn Upshaw and featuring a trio of brilliantly versatile US jazz musicians, this touching new piece by fellow Grammy Award-winner Maria Schneider has been called “music to fall in love with the first time – then immediately want to hear again.” (NPR)

We match this Australian first with a flourish of Romantic string orchestra works – Elgar’s exhilarating Introduction and Allegro and Grieg’s enduringly popular Holberg Suite, which we intersperse with songs by Grieg and Rautavaara.

 

The Perth concert of Upshaw, Elgar & Grieg is presented in association with Perth International Arts Festival.

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"No gimmicks. No tricks. No controversies. Just a program  of superlative music, played and sung by superlative musicians. " 5 Stars

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