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August 23, 2015 @ 7:00 pm$15
More than 200 musicians including leading international players, Australian icons, acclaimed alumni, staff and students will be making music at Monash and across Melbourne from 23 August to 7 October in a program of more than 30 concerts, including 18 free performances, that celebrate the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music’s 50th anniversary. Opening the celebrations this Sunday (23 August) is Blackwood Ensemble.
Blackwood Ensemble was founded by Kenji Fujimura (Trio Anima Mundi) and Elizabeth Sellars (Sutherland Trio) to enable gifted students of the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University, an opportunity to collaborate with professional musicians in a chamber music context. This unique staff-student ensemble gave its first concert in 2012. On Sunday August 23 the Blackwood Ensemble perform at the Melbourne Recital Centre featuring top students performing chamber music with members of Trio Anima Mundi, Sutherland Trio, Songmakers Australia, Duo Chamber Melange and Ensemble Liaison.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) – String Quintet in C KV515
I – Allegro II – Menuetto – Allegretto III – Andante IV – Allegro
Ferdinand Paer (1771-1839) – Beatus Vir (Psalm 112) for soprano, clarinet and piano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – ‘Parto, Parto, Ma Tu Ben Mio’ from La Clemenza di Tito
Alexander Arutiunian (1920-2012) – Suite for violin, clarinet and piano
I – Introduction II – Scherzo IV – Finale
Kenji Fujimura piano
David Griffiths clarinet
Lisa Grosman viola
Merlyn Quaife soprano
Elizabeth Sellars violin
Tamara Smolyar piano
Plus students of the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music