20. March 2020 - 19:30
Lecture Theatre D, Coffs Harbour
2020 Subscription Concerts: Series 1 | Friday, 20. March 2020
JOHANNES MÖLLER & LAURA FRATICELLI
Friday, 20th March, 7:30PM
Johann Kaspar Mertz
Justo T. Morales
Julio S. Sagreras
Award-winning European guitarist Johannes Möller’s close collaboration with Argentinean guitarist Laura Fraticelli has resulted in a unique form of musical expression. Their emotional playing style as well as their strong connection and stage presence make their performances unforgettable events.
“…breathtaking technique and all the colors of the rainbow…” – about Johannes Möller
JURY OF LJUNGGRENSKA COMPETITION, SWEDEN (2007)
LIOR & TINALLEY STRING QUARTET
Friday, 24 May, 7:30pm
Ravel String Quartet – In F Major
Vincent/Attar – Hours I Have Never Known* (World Premiere)
Dvorák – Cypresses For String Quartet
Attar – ‘My Grandfather’
Barber – ‘Adagio’ From String Quartet Op. 11
Westlake/Attar – Sim Shalom From ‘Compassion’
Singer/songwriter, Lior (Attar) is renowned for his beautiful voice and lyrics that radiate truth and sincerity, and as the world searches for compassion and understanding, the importance of music as a means of communication cannot be undervalued. In this musical narrative of love, loss and compassion, Tinalley and Lior perform a new song cycle by Melbourne composer, Ade Vincent. Three of Dvorák’s rousing love songs from his collection of Cypresses; echoes of love cherished, tormented and forgotten, are paired with Barber’s haunting ‘Adagio’ from his String Quartet Opus 11 and Lior’s achingly haunting ‘My Grandfather’. In a ﬁ nal quest for peace, Lior and Nigel Westlake reimagine Sim Shalom (Grant Peace) from ‘Compassion’, merging the symphonic world with that of the string quartet.
Lior burst on to the Australian music scene in 2005 with his stunning debut album “Autumn Flow”. Recorded and released entirely independently, the album became one of the most successful independent debuts in Australian history with sales surpassing Platinum.
Internationally acclaimed for its ‘addictive sound’ and ‘intuitive’ music making, Australia’s Tinalley String Quartet has established itself as one of the ﬁ nest string quartets of its generation since forming in 2003. Awarded First Prize at the 9th Banff International String Quartet Competition and Grand Prize at the 2005 Australian Chamber Music Competition, the Quartet has performed throughout Europe, America, Canada and Australia to critical acclaim.
“A ****-near-perfect display of incisive and thoughtful music-making.” LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE
Friday, 31 July, 7:30pm
RAMEAU – Le Rappel des Oiseaux
SAËNS – The Swan
BALAKIREV/GLINKA – The Lark
LENNON/MCCARTNEY – Blackbird (Arr. Adam Herd)
DUTILLEUX – Blackbird
RAVEL – Mother Goose Suite
Blackbird – Pianistic birdsong from Baroque to the Beatles
Coffs Harbour raised, Adam is now based in Helsinki, Finland. Adam has travelled the world perfecting his pianism and piano repertoire. Adam’s love of the outdoors is heard in folk songs from the forests of Finland and semi-improvised impressions of Australian bush birds performed alongside compositions from more familiar composers.
“Herd’s playing sparkles clean and sharp …” FINE MUSIC MAGAZINE (2011)