Ensemble Liaison & Friends – Pictures

Ensemble Liaison

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Ensemble Liaison


An animated, intimate and joyous event not to be missed.

About the artists

Regarded as a national treasure, Ensemble Liaison is internationally acclaimed for its spell-binding performances, innovative programs and brilliant collaborations with leading artists.

About the concert

Their first performance of the year in Elisabeth Murdoch Hall premieres a new trio, Out of Darkness: Dawn, a charming work by one of Australia’s leading composers, Paul Stanhope.

John Dowland’s In Darkness Let Me Dwell was the inspiration behind Stanhope’s new work, encouraging the trio to continue their exploration of this early music with extraordinary works by Carissimi and Corelli.

Finishing with an epic musical journey, the trio’s own special transcription of Mussorgsky’s timeless masterpiece, Pictures at an Exhibition is engaging and powerful. An animated, intimate and joyous event not to be missed.

Praise for Ensemble Liaison

‘Ensemble Liaison’s artistry is so attuned to animated and songful gestures… the musicians are supremely refined.’ Gramophone

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David Griffiths clarinet
Svetlana Bogosavljevic cello
Timothy Young piano


Christoph Willibald Gluck
Orfeo ed Euridice
Act II: ‘Dance of the Blessed Spirits’

Henry Purcell
‘When I am Laid in Earth’

Giacomo Carissimi
‘Ploráte filii Ísrael’

John Dowland
In Darkness Let me Dwell

Paul Stanhope
Out of Darkness: Dawn

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky
Pictures at an Exhibition


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