Fantasia - a journey through musical fairytales

"The sound of a whole orchestra condensed into a chamber ensemble" Pizzicato

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Sabine Meyer & Alliage Quintett

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23 Feb - 12 Mar 2018

2018 international concert season

“The Quintett creates the extraordinary illusion of the sound of a big orchestra with four saxophones and a piano, joined by Sabine Meyer they create musical magic.”

A journey through musical fairytales, Fantasia mixes the talents of legendary clarinettist Sabine Meyer with the Alliage Quintett, a unique ensemble of four saxophones and a grand piano. On this rare trip to Australia, Sabine’s rightful status as one of the world’s great clarinet soloists is shown in a new light as she joins the Alliage Quintett in walking the perfect line between serious virtuosity and light-hearted entertainment.

Both opulent and intimate in its appeal, this unexpected combination comes together to offer an extraordinary range of colours, orchestral in scope but with all the intimacy of the best chamber music. Follow a path full of wonder and dramatic characters including Bernstein’s exuberant Candide, Dukas’ unlucky little magician, and Russian fables reimagined by Stravinsky and Borodin.

Alliage Quintett
Daniel Gauthier soprano saxophone
Hayrapet Arakelyan alto saxophone
Simon Hanrath tenor saxophone
Sebastian Pottmeier baritone saxophone
Jang Eun Bae piano


BERNSTEIN (arr Sobol) - Overture to Candide
DUKAS (arr Schottstädt) - The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
SHOSTAKOVICH (arr Atovmyan) - Prelude & Gavotte (from Five Pieces)
MILHAUD (arr Pottmeier) - Scaramouche
STRAVINSKY (arr Gottschick) - The Firebird
SHOSTAKOVICH (arr Atovmyan) - Waltz, Elegy & Polka (from Five Pieces)
BORODIN (arr Gassot/Pépin) - Polovtsian Dances (Prince Igor)

1hr 25min, including interval

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Adelaide Concert presented in association with Adelaide Festival

Sydney Weekday Concert: Charles Berg Tribute Concert
Melbourne Weekday Concert: Graeme Watson Tribute Concert
Brisbane Concert: Steven Kinston Tribute Concert


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Event Dates

  • Newcastle 23 Feb 2018 7:30 PM
  • Sydney 26 Feb 2018 7:00 PM
  • Melbourne 27 Feb 2018 7:00 PM
  • Brisbane 01 Mar 2018 7:00 PM
  • Melbourne 03 Mar 2018 7:00 PM
  • Canberra 06 Mar 2018 7:00 PM
  • Adelaide (SOLD OUT) 08 Mar 2018 7:30 PM
  • Sydney 10 Mar 2018 2:00 PM
  • Perth 12 Mar 2018 7:30 PM


With a theme of musical fairytales and accessible music, Sabine Meyer & Alliage Quintett are perfect for families with children 8 and up to enjoy chamber music together.

Save when you purchase Family Tickets for $100 to enjoy this concert as a group of four. This ticket will allow up to three children to attend with an adult and will need to be collected at the venue on the night.

Family tickets are valid for children up until 16 years of age.



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Sabine Meyer and Alliage Quintett will be presenting a selection of Masterclasses in the following cities (click below for details):




Discover more about the music through our Concert Insights program of free pre-concert talks, ‘meet the artist’ events, and CD signings at selected concerts.