2019 musica viva festival
From the tiny scintillating lines of Varèse’s flute solo Density 21.5 to the rich warmth of Bruch’s sweeping Octet with bass, the Festival’s final concert finishes in style as an opportunity to farewell the musicians we’ve come to admire over the previous four days.
Of special interest is a world premiere from Queensland composer Nicole Murphy, commissioned for the Festival and featuring the combined power of the Goldner and Dover Quartets.
This Festival Finale concert is dedicated to the Hon. Jane Mathews AO for her contribution to music in Australia and, in particular, for her support of Musica Viva.
MESSIAEN Première communion de la Vierge
CHOPIN Nocturne in F-sharp major, op15no2
RAVEL Oiseaux tristes and Alborada del gracioso
VARÈSE Density 21.5
MURPHY Anamnesis for String Octet (World Premiere)*
MARTINŮ Sonata for Flute and Piano, H306
BRUCH String Octet in B-flat major, op posth
*Commissioned for Musica Viva Australia by Barry & Diana Moore in support of Australian composition.
ADAM WALKER flute
ANDREW TYSON piano
GOLDNER STRING QUARTET
AURA GO piano
EDGAR MEYER double bass
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Presented in association with the Australian Youth Orchestra and Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Musica Viva's biennial chamber music festival showcases the best local and international chamber music artists in four days of concerts, talks and masterclasses.
The Musica Viva Festival runs from 25-28 April 2019. Learn more about the festival and artists.