Calm and simplicity pervade the final concert, with Kats-Chernin channelling Satie, an endearing wind-swept song for alto flute, violin and cello seagulls from Sculthorpe’s final years, and, from his heyday, the first flush of his romance with Balinese music, Tabuh tabuhan. Enigmatic meditations by Meale written shortly before sickness and Mullumbimby consumed him, reveal how endless and varied was his quest for musical beauty.
Jack Symonds, conductor Geoffrey Collins, flute Celia Craig, oboe Jason Noble, clarinets John Gaden, poetry Mark Gaydon, bassoon Adrian Uren, horn Claire Edwardes, percussion Amanda Grigg, percussion Stephanie McCallum, piano Elena Kats-Chernin, piano Jacob Abela, piano James Wannan, violin Blair Harris, cello Flinders Quartet
Chris Mansell (b. 1953): dust (2013)
Richard Meale (1932-2009): Lumen (1999)
Elena Kats-Chernin (b. 1957): Selections from Unsent love letters: Meditations on Erik Satie (2017)
Peter Sculthorpe (1929-2014): Tabuh tabuhan (1968)
Peter Sculthorpe (1929-2014): Song for Neilma (2010)
Richard Meale (1932-2009): Palimpsest (1998)
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Generously supported by Leading Patron Ulrike Klein AO.