ACO2 & James Crabb VIC Tour 2013 - Australian Chamber Orchestra

ACO2 & James Crabb VIC Tour 2013

19 - 30 April 2013


PIAZZOLLA (arr. Crabb) Libertango 
PIAZZOLLA Three Tango Sensations (Anxiety, Asleep, Fear)
VIVALDI Concerto for Violin and Accordion 
MENDELSSOHN String Symphony No.12
SALLINEN Chamber Music V (Barabbas Variations)
KATS-CHERNIN (arr. Crabb) Blue Silence


James Crabb Director & Classical Accordion
Zoë Black Lead Violin

Accordion player James Crabb is famous around the globe for his passionate performances of the seductive and dramatic tango music of Astor Piazzolla and it is exhilarating to hear him perform these tangos and Baroque and contemporary classical pieces with the vibrant young musicians of ACO2

ACO2, a string ensemble featuring the heroes of “the finest string ensemble on the planet” (The Times, UK) the Australian Chamber Orchestra and talented young stars of the future, take centre stage in Mendelssohn’s luxuriant String Symphony No.12 and perform a Baroque Vivaldi concerto.

The Times (UK)

“Crabb's explosive accordion line propelled the orchestra forward...” 

The Guardian, UK

"(Crabb) had such instinctive phrasing and comprehensive awareness of Piazzolla’s musical expressive potential, it was hard to believe that he hadn't been playing this music for years in Buenos Aires…"

The Telegraph, UK

"... he (Crabb) coaxes sounds that defy belief: supple, delicate, virtuosic flights of notes; terrifying discordant snarls; intricate four-part counterpoints; meltingly expressive lyricism..."

The Observer, UK

"…Crabb is a major discovery, a performer of perfect poise, taste and passion…"

Irish Examiner

"(Crabb's) musicianship obviously convinced the players, who responded with elegance, sensitivity and an impressive tonal variety…"


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