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Sabine Meyer & Alliage Quintett

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.”
ClassicFM

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


Program

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

1hr 25min, including interval


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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