Joy: Farrenc and Beethoven
Works of new beginnings.
About The Music
Acclaimed violinist Veronique Serret and Co-Artistic Director Maria Raspopova join forces for a powerful presentation of Beethoven’s Spring Sonata. This work for violin and piano celebrates new directions in music bridging the Classical and Romantic periods.
A turning point in her career, the premiere of Louise Farrenc’s exuberant Nonet allowed her to receive pay equal to her male counterparts. A trailblazer for other female composers to come. Also included in the program is Schubert’s Notturno, which is a gift of melody in all its glory.
The evening concludes with one of Australia’s favourite composers, Elena Kats-Chernin and one of her most treasured works, Russian Rag, mixing the popular rag style with Russian flavours in a special arrangement for Omega Ensemble.
Pre-concert talk 6:45pm presented by Mark Grandison