Ensemble Liaison & Friends is a unique concert series presented by three internationally acclaimed musicians – David Griffiths (clarinet), Svetlana Bogosavljevic (cello) and Timothy Young (piano).
Their first concert series in 2007 established the ensemble as a tour de force, renowned for imaginative and innovative programming, setting the trend for brilliant collaborations with leading artists. As their name suggests, collaborations form the basis of their artistic and musical vision with many fine musicians, singers, dancers, actors, puppeteers, conductors, choirs and improvisers from across Australia and beyond working with the ensemble since their inception to much critical acclaim.
James Crabb is one of the world’s leading exponents of the accordion and acclaimed authority on the music of Astor Piazzolla. Tango takes the lead role in this concert with Ensemble Liaison and Crabb paying homage to its great advocates, baritone Carlos Gardel, Piazzolla, the violinist/composer Antonio Agri, and Jose Carla. Equally at home in the western canon, the accordion brings its wide expressive range to Dvořák’s folk-inspired Five Bagatelles, Op.47 and César Franck’s beautiful Prelude, Fugue and Variations. American contemporary classical composer John Mackey pays tribute to the tango in an exciting modern transformation, his Breakdown Tango. Celebrate this expressive and passionate dance form through a program of rich music that will warm your soul and invigorate your mind.
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Ensemble Liaison
Five Bagatelles (arr. Griffiths)
Prelude, Fugue and Variation Op.18 (arr. Crabb)
Traditional arr. James Crabb
Scottish Folk Dances
Antonio Agri / José Carli (arr.James Crabb)
Astor Piazzolla (arr. James Crabb)
Milonga del Angel, La Muerte del Angel, Romance del Diablo & Vayamos al Diablo
Carlos Gardel / Williams (arr. Crabb)
Tango (por una cabeza)
Cast & Crew
Thursday 31 August 2017 7pm
Duration: 1 hour 50 min (incl. interval)
Standard $50 ($40 Concession)
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