New Zealand String Quartet, Ying Quartet, Helen Webby (harp), David Griffiths (clarinet))
Saint-Saens – Fantasy for Violin and Harp Martin Lodge – “Aria with Commentary” for 2 cellos Osvaldo Golijov – The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind Bella Kovacs – Hommage to J S Bach for solo clarinet Schumann – Quartet in F Major op. 44/2
Kicking the Festival off with a bang! Hear the Ying Quartet in Schumann’s fiery and passionate F Major string quartet, and revel in the artistry of their virtuoso first violinist in the Saint-Saens Fantasy with harpist Helen Webby. Martin Lodge’s Aria offers Rolf and David the opportunity to sing together in true cello style. Argentina’s Osvaldo Golijov has become a household name with his compelling mix of classical technique and Latin/Jewish ardour. His Clarinet Quintet is a modern classic, heavily influenced by Klezmer music – it features no less than five different clarinets!
January 30, 2015 7:30PM
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