From 1912, sunny and uncomplicated Alfred Hill in the style of Brahms and of Grieg followed by sickly and Daedalian Schoenberg in the style of nothing hitherto dreamt of. World-renowned Australian singer/actor Jessica Aszodi is the moon-mad clown (and she also sings in a new work by the ensemble’s musical director, Jack Symonds, which is the 2020 John Bishop Memorial Commission). Schoenberg’s voluptuous tone poem from 1899 will send you swooning into the night.
Jack Symonds, piano & conductor Jessica Aszodi, soprano & Sprechstimme Geoffrey Collins, flutes John Gaden, poetry Jason Noble, clarinets James Wannan, violin & viola Blair Harris, cello Australian String Quartet
Alfred Hill (1869-1960): String Quartet No. 3 in A minor 'The Carnival' (1912)
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951): Pierrot lunaire Op. 21 (1912)
Richard Dehmel (1863-1920): Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) (1896)
Jack Symonds (b. 1988): Blühen (2020) (world premiere) Arnold Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht(Transfigured Night) for string sextet Op. 4 (1899)
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Generously supported by Leading Patron Ulrike Klein AO.
Image Randy Larcombe
Blühen, the new work by Jack Symonds, has been commissioned by the Adelaide Festival and Kim Williams AM as the recipient of the 2020 John Bishop Memorial Commission awarded by the Elder Conservatorium of Music, The University of Adelaide.