Mt Albert War Memorial Hall

Please join us for a postponed performance of this wonderful programme 

2:30pm Sunday 22 August 2021
Postponed to 28 November

Freemans Bay Community Hall

Sunday 28 November 2:30pm

Free admission

This concert has been cancelled for 2021 due to Covid restrictions.

Thank you for your support.  

Mostly Baroque:  'Double Triple'

Two orchestral works with three soloists apiece – two triple concertos! – feature in today's concert:

Firstly, the imposing first movement from the beautiful Concertante for Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn and Orchestra (1804) by Bernhard Crusell. This Finnish-Swedish conductor, composer and virtuoso clarinetist wrote three clarinet concertos, but is perhaps best known for his Concertante. A little younger than his contemporary Beethoven, Crusell also translated major Italian, French and German operas for Swedish performances, including Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro. 

Secondly, the Concerto in G for Flute, Oboe and Viola GWV.333 (1731) by Christoph Graupner, a contemporary of Handel and Telemann, and one-time rival of JS Bach. The recent revival of Graupner's music has plenty of material to work with from this prolific composer. There are nearly double the number of surviving manuscripts than extant from JS Bach, including 113 sinfonias, 85 suites, 44 concertos, 8 operas, 1,442 cantatas and 123 keyboard works. 

The programme opens with Toccata, a fanfare from the opera 'Orfeo' (1607), by Claudio Monteverdi.

Selections from Henry Purcell's 'The Fairy Queen' (1692) exhibit a bright, more flamboyant side of baroque music. This suite features trumpets and oboes with strings in contrasting overtures, symphonies and dances.  

The concert also includes selections from WA Mozart's Galimathais Musicum (1766), a quodlibet (medley) comprising an assortment of short movements in various styles, concluding with a fugue on a theme based on the Dutch national song "Willem van Nassau". Mozart was 10 years of age when he wrote this while on tour in western Europe.

 

Concerto in G for Flute, Oboe and Viola BWV 333

Concertante for Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn and Orchestra (1st movt)

Galimathais Musicum (selections)

Suite from The Fairy Queen

Toccata

SOLOISTS:

Nelly Steinemann

Cheryl le Fevre

Neil Shepherd

Terry Childs

Miriam Croucher

Jill Ferrabee

Christoph Graupner

Bernhard Crusell

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Henry Purcell

Claudio Monteverdi

Flute

Oboe

Viola

Clarinet

Bassoon

French Horn

You are welcome to meet the orchestra over light refreshments at the conclusion of the performance. 

Donations appreciated. 

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