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"One notable achievement was the discovery that a piece by a homegrown talent, Paul Dean, could stand proudly in the company of those of Sibelius and Mahler" – Daily Review

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Ensemble Q

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10 Aug - 28 Aug 2021

Every so often a new work comes along that makes us all sit up and take notice, startled as we do so; Paul Dean’s concerto for cello and wind quintet is such a piece. It is gritty, lyrical, compelling, and in Trish Dean, has a phenomenal advocate. She is well-matched by Paul and the other members of Ensemble Q, a sharp-shooting group of renowned wind soloists in Brisbane, brought together out of the desire to create a collection of ‘exceptional players and wonderful people’. 

This program demands much from each player, perfectly framed by the different ways in which composers since Beethoven have thought about wind instruments. It’s funny to think of the Ligeti and Barber works being composed within two years of each other, for they could not be more different – Barber an exponent of mid-century American lyricism, Ligeti an uncompromising modernist. They nonetheless rub shoulders most happily in this program, a snapshot of virtuosic wind writing. 

PAUL DEAN CLARINET AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
TRISH DEAN CELLO AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
VIRGINIA TAYLOR FLUTE
HUW JONES OBOE
PETER LUFF HORN
DAVID MITCHELL BASSOON

ONLINE CONCERT

On Monday 23 August at 7pm AEST, enjoy the live streamed performance at Sydney's City Recital Hall from the comfort of your own home. Tickets available now.

BRITTEN Ciaccona from Second Suite for Cello, Op. 80 (1967)
LIGETI Six Bagatelles for wind quintet (1953)
DEBUSSY Syrinx (1913)
BEETHOVEN Variations on ‘Là ci darem la mano’ (1795)
BARBER Summer Music, Op. 31 (1955)
PAUL DEAN Concerto for Cello and Wind Quintet (2018)

To our Ensemble Patrons Ian and Caroline Frazer for their support of this tour.

And to our Concert Champions:

  • The ACT Committee and Andrew Blanckensee (Canberra)
  • Anonymous in memory of Stephanie Quinlan (Perth)
  • Priscilla Adey and Peter Ratcliffe, and Gale Spalvins (Sydney)

Meet the Artists: Ensemble Q

In this video, watch Artistic Director Paul Kildea in conversation with members from Ensemble Q, Queensland Conservatorium’s Ensemble in Residence. Flautist Virginia Taylor, Oboist Huw Jones, Clarinettist Paul Dean and Cellist Trish Dean discuss their genesis and development as an ensemble, challenges encountered in 2020, and Queensland’s impressive track record for training brilliant musicians.


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Event Dates

ONLINE CONCERT

Live Stream 23 Aug 2021 7:00PM AEST

Enjoy a live streamed concert from the comfort of your own home.

TICKET INFORMATION

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Single tickets including full price, concession and under 40's tickets are now available.

Family tickets are available for a group of four, with a maximum of 2 adults.

Please contact our Box Office team at [email protected] or on 1800 688 482 if you require assistance.

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