Parallel

PLEXUS20162.jpg

Details

PLEXUS brings together the talents of three of Australia’s most vibrant and versatile musicians, violinist Monica Curro, clarinetist Philip Arkinstall and pianist Stefan Cassomenos, with the goal of commissioning and celebrating Australian and international composers.

The ensemble is devoted to engaging an ever growing network of exceptional artists, celebrating their contribution to Australia’s rich and diverse cultural landscape.

Tracing parallels between diverse, youthful memories, guest soprano Merlyn Quaife collaborates with PLEXUS for a performance of Knoxville: Summer of 1915 by Samuel Barber arranged by Stefan Cassomenos. Sebastian Currier’s Verge, which takes inspiration from one of Schumann’s Scenes from Childhood, continues the theme of idyllic, childhood nostalgia. Presented alongside these landmark pieces are three fresh new works and world premieres from Australian composers Connor D’Netto, Catherine Likhuta and Peggy Polias.

Please note, this concert has been moved from Tuesday 19 June to Tuesday 25 September due to artist illness.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & PLEXUS

PROGRAM

SAMUEL BARBER
Knoxville: Summer of 1915 Op.24 (1947)
(arr. Stefan Cassomenos)
featuring guest artist, Merlyn Quaife

SEBASTIAN CURRIER
Verge (1997)
I. almost too fast
II. almost too slow
III. almost too mechanical
IV. almost too dark
V. almost too light
VI. almost too fractured
VII. almost too much
VIII. almost too little
IX. almost too calm

CONNOR D’NETTO
New work (2018)
world premiere

CATHERINE LIKHUTA
New work (2018)
world premiere

PEGGY POLIAS
New work (2018)
world premiere

ARTISTS

Monica Curro (violin)
Philip Arkinstall (clarinet)
Stefan Cassomenos (piano)
with guest artist Merlyn Quaife (soprano)

Series

This production is part of the following series:

Southbank Series 2018

Melbourne Recital Centre’s Southbank Series brings talented artists from across Australia to Melbourne for audiences to enjoy in the best place to hear.

PLEXUS

PLEXUS brings together the talents of three of Melbourne’s most vibrant and versatile musicians, with a goal of commissioning and celebrating Australian and overseas composers.

Venue