New Constellations

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‘Rich, impassioned, and faultlessly realised, it’s a thrilling example of HIP with all the right strings attached.’ The Age

Berlin-based violinist Jakob Lehmann leads an ensemble of specialist local and international chamber musicians through the expansive sounds and pioneering ideas of New Constellations.

The Octet for Strings was written when Mendelssohn was just 16, and illustrates the transformation of performance techniques in the chamber music of the early-Romantic period. Brahms destroyed the nonet version of his Serenade, but based on archives and written accounts this original chamber version has been brought back to life.

Join the artists for a meet and greet in the ground floor foyer following the concert.

Presented by Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra

PROGRAM

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47)
Octet for Strings in E-flat

Johannes Brahms (1833-97)
Serenade No.1 in D for Nonet

ARTISTS

Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra

Violin

Jakob Lehmann International Guest Director
Rachael Beesley (Melbourne)
Miki Tsunoda (Antwerp/Melbourne)
Anna McMichael (Sydney)

Viola

Simon Oswell (Melbourne)
Bernadette Verhagen (Amsterdam)

Violoncello

Daniel Yeadon (Sydney/London)
Natasha Kraemer (Yarra Valley/London)

Double Bass

Robert Nairn (Adelaide)

Flute

Georges Barthel (Strasbourg)

Clarinet

Nicole van Bruggen (Sunshine Coast)
Emily Worthington (London)

Bassoon

Robert Percival (London)

Horn

Darryl Poulsen (Perth)

Venue