TRANSLATIONS

PROGRAM 3 - October 2019

with guest artists Genevieve Lacey (recorders) and Hao Zheng (Er-Hu)



The Clifford Hocking Concert - music in the memory of Australia’s great impresario Clifford Hocking AM

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ZHAO ZHANG String Quartet No. 1 “Totem”
CLAUDE DEBUSSY
String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10
PETER SCULTHORPE
“Song for Neilma” (for recorder and string quartet)
GANG CHEN arr. JULIAN YU “Tashkurgan in the Sunshine” (for Er-Hu and string quartet)
STUART GREENBAUM
“Translations” (for Er-Hu, string quartet and recorder)*

*Commissioned by Carrillo Gantner for his wife, Ziyin Wang Gantner

Chinese Er-Hu is brilliantly matched with the European tradition of the string quartet and recorder in our final concert for the season. While separated by geography and history, the musical colours of contemporary Chinese sensation, Zhao Zhang and Debussy’s works illustrate the way music is able to unite cultures. Both quintessentially nationalistic in their own ways, the similarities between the two works on this program are far more striking than their differences.

“Translations” more than proves the cliché that music is a universal language. This concert places a focus on using the music of the string quartet as a shared language between East and West.

Violins Thibaud Pavlovic-Hobba Nicholas Waters
Viola Helen Ireland
Cello Zoe Knighton
Recorders Genevieve Lacey
Er-Hu Hao Zheng

Genevieve Lacey, recorders / image credit Heide Smith

Genevieve Lacey, recorders / image credit Heide Smith

Hao Zheng, Er-Hu / image credit Tower Liu

Hao Zheng, Er-Hu / image credit Tower Liu


CONCERT DATES

MACEDON MUSIC • Sunday 13 October, 2.30pm BOOK TICKETS

LUNCHTIME AT COLLINS STREET BAPTIST CHURCH • Tuesday 15 October, 1.00pm^ BOOK TICKETS

PRIMROSE POTTER SALON, MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE • Wednesday 16 October, 7.00pm BOOK TICKETS

MONTSALVAT BARN GALLERY • Sunday 20 October, 2.30pm BOOK TICKETS

^ one-hour lunchtime concert series, no guest artists; click here for program details