15 - 22 SEP 2019
concert #3 - Freedom & Equality - PHOENIX QUARTET
The Phoenix Quartet is a premier string quartet that performs in Sydney, Central Coast and Canberra. Launched by Charmian Gadd at Crossroads Festival where they performed Schubert’s masterpiece ‘Death & The Maiden’ in 2018. Its members come from the ranks of national and international orchestras such as Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra, Canberra Symphony, Sydney Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, Kammer Philharmonie Köln, Boston Symphony, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, naming a few.
Quartets by Jennifer Higdon, Doreen Carwithen, Shostakovich, Haydn & Tchaikovsky.
21 - 30 NOV 2019
concert #4 - Ye Olde England - PIANO & VIOLIN
Royal College of Music (London) graduate, Christian Lillicrap teams up again with Violinist, Dan Russell for a recital from Ye Olde England. Calm, restful works evoking scenes of lush green pastures and mother England. Violin and piano sonatas by Delius and Elgar pave the way for one of the most exquisite works in the violin repertoire, The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams. A work based on English poet, George Meredith’s poem:
...For singing till his heaven fills,
'Tis love of earth that he instils,
And ever winging up and up,
Our valley is his golden cup
And he the wine which overflows
to lift us with him as he goes…