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Ashley Smith, Paul Wright, Sophie Curtis & Gladys Chua

10 Mar 2021

Musica Viva has drawn together the compelling artistic forces of Ashley Smith, Gladys Chua, Sophie Curtis and Paul Wright for a program to inspire and delight.

Described by The Age as ‘incandescent…a masterly display of skill and insight’, Ashley has presented major public recitals throughout Australia and the east coast of the USA. Sophie Curtis most recently performed to critical acclaim with WA’s Cygnus Arioso ensemble and Paul Wright has performed with ensembles including ACO, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and WASO. Gladys has performed in projects with the West Australian, Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, and at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Perth International Arts Festival, and Synaesthesia at the Music of Old and New Art (Hobart).  

The repertoire includes Smetana’s enthralling G minor Piano Trio alongside Debussy’s Première rhapsodie for clarinet and piano – one movement of vitality and real beauty. Concluding the program is the Trio in E-flat major for clarinet, cello and piano, composed by Louise Farrenc, a French musician who was a significant and influential teacher at the Paris conservatoire during its most glorious era. Her style is of Beethoven’s classicism melting into more lyrical, Romanticism of late Mendelssohn, Schumann and Brahms.

ASHLEY SMITH CLARINET 
PAUL WRIGHT VIOLIN              
SOPHIE CURTIS CELLO                        
GLADYS CHUA PIANO       

View the digital concert guide here.       

DEBUSSY Première rhapsodie 
SMETANA Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15 (1855)
FARRENC Trio in E-flat major for clarinet, cello and piano, Op. 44 

To our Ensemble Patrons the Australian Music Foundation for their support of this tour.

And thanks to our Concert Champions in Perth Deborah Lehmann and Michael Alpers

Event Dates

  • Perth 10 Mar 2021 7:30 PM

Existing ticketholders

Your tickets to Diana Doherty and Streeton Trio will be automatically valid for the replacement concert so there's no need for you to do anything. We look forward to seeing you at Perth Concert Hall on Wednesday 10 March at 7:30pm.

If you are no longer able to attend, please contact the Box Office on 1800 688 482 (Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm AEDT) or via email at [email protected] to discuss alternative arrangements.

TICKET INFORMATION

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