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2021 Australia Ensemble Season: A Fresh Start

10 April - 16 October 2021
8:00pm - 10:00pm
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We begin in 2021 with a sense of optimism as we look forward to the return of live concerts.

We begin in 2021 with a sense of optimism as we look forward to the return of live concerts.

In order to ensure the safety of our audience and musicians, we are working with UNSW to ensure this safe return by offering a five-concert series (rather than the usual six), starting in April rather than March and by offering concerts without an interval.

The 2021 season centres on performances by our core musicians who will bring to life programs of great contrast, transcendence and beauty. We have retained a number of major works from the cancelled 2020 programs, such as the elegiac Brahms Horn Trio, Beethoven’s youthful Quintet for piano and winds and the darkly dramatic Piano Quintet by Shostakovich, and added to these other masterpieces such as Fauré’s first Piano Quintet and the Schumann Piano Quartet.


21 Aug 8:00pm 9:30pm

Carl VINE | Café Concertino (1984)

Lili BOULANGER | Nocturne (1911/1914)

Lili BOULANGER |D’un matin de printemps (1917/1918)

Kevin PUTS | And Legions Will Rise (2001)

Robert SCHUMANN | Piano Quartet in E flat Op.47 (1842)

18 Sep 8:00pm 9:30pm

Francis POULENC | Sonata for clarinet and bassoon (1922 rev.1945)

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN | Quintet in E flat Op.16 for piano and winds (1796)

Béla BARTÓK | Contrasts (1938)

Johannes BRAHMS | Horn Trio in E flat, Op.40 (1865)

16 Oct 8:00pm 9:30pm

Franz SCHUBERT | Quartettsatz in C minor, D703 (1820)

Holly HARRISON | Slipstream (2020)

Dmitry SHOSTAKOVICH | Piano Quintet in G minor Op.57 (1940)

Dmitry SHOSTAKOVICH & Sergei PROKOFIEV | Five Waltzes for flute, clarinet, two violins, viola, cello and pianoarr. Levon Atovmian & Munro 

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