Acclaimed worldwide for her unparalleled command of a famously tricky instrument, Sydney oboist Diana Doherty makes a rare national tour in 2021. Diana’s delicious, eyes-alight style of performance finds a joyous match with her friends, the Streeton Trio, performing with Diana and alone in masterpieces of the repertory.
Chamber music for oboe quartet is relatively rare, so this is a unique opportunity to experience this appealing combination in two works. The first is by Martinů, a genial, airy piece, deceptively well-crafted, hinting at his habit of composing while out for a walk. The second is a world premiere by Western Australia’s Lachlan Skipworth, described by The Australian as possessing a ‘rare gift as a melodist’. His new Oboe Quartet is a musical portrait of the couple in whose memory it was commissioned. It reflects their shared love of Bach, their hobbies, and characters, in its vibrant colours, interlaced lines and lively textures. Anne and Alan Blanckensee are part of Musica Viva’s history and it is a joy to bring this work to the stage.
DIANA DOHERTY OBOE
EMMA JARDINE VIOLIN
UMBERTO CLERICI CELLO
BENJAMIN KOPP PIANO
On 8 March, enjoy the live streamed Diana Doherty and Streeton Trio concert at Sydney's City Recital Hall from the comfort of your own home. Tickets available now.
We continue to live in unpredictable times and have made the difficult decision due to border restrictions that we are no longer able to present the concert by Diana Doherty and the Streeton Trio on Wednesday 10 March.
While our plans have had to change, we're happy to announce we've secured some of Perth's most exciting musicians for a wonderful concert at the same time in Perth Concert Hall. Musica Viva has drawn together the compelling artistic forces of Ashley Smith (clarinet), Gladys Chua (piano), Sophie Curtis (cello) and Paul Wright (violin) for a program to inspire and delight.
Learn more and purchase tickets to the Perth concert here.