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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)

Brief interval

Peter Sculthorpe (1929-2014): Song for Neilma (2010)

Richard Meale (1932-2009): Palimpsest (1998)


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