Arcadia Winds – Destiny


Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Arcadia Winds


Unrivaled energy and spontaneity inspired by the notion of destiny.

About Arcadia Winds

Arcadia Winds are trailblazers for Australian wind music, known for their energetic, spontaneous and joyful style. The ensemble celebrates the plethora of compositions that exist for wind quintet from classical repertoire and new works by Australian composers to inventive arrangements of music spanning the ancient to the popular.

About the concert

Their performance in Elisabeth Murdoch Hall explores the notion of destiny. Beginning with a piece by long-term collaborator Elizabeth Younan, Kimset is the newest wind quintet from the emerging luminary. Andre Jolivet’s Sérénade for Wind Quintet channels the composer’s obsession with mythology and ancient, primal music-making practices.

Followed by a world premiere by winner of the 2021 Arcadia Winds Composition Prize, Alex Turley’s new composition is destiny-in-the-marking. Rounding out the program with Mozart’s Serenade in E Flat, a composition of sparking phrases and miraculous delight.

Praise for Arcadia Winds

‘The exacting individual skills and telepathic understanding between the five musicians created a breathtaking performance.’ Cut Common

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Kiran Phatak flute
David Reichelt oboe
Lloyd Van’t Hoff clarinet
Rachel Shaw horn
Matthew Kneale bassoon


Elizabeth Younan

André Jolivet
Sérénade for Wind Quintet

Composer TBC
New Work

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Serenade No.11 for Winds in E-flat, K.375


This production is part of the following series:

Season Three: Illuminate

Celebrate the best local and international music at the award-winning venue where live music lives.