UWA Chamber Music Festival
UWA Chamber Music Festival
Join us for an immersive weekend celebrating the finest chamber music ever written. Brought to you by a stellar cast of musicians, including national and international artists as well as Western Australia’s finest emerging talent.
Indulge in chamber music from its very beginnings to the present day.
Centre Stage Concerts
Intercurrent presents New Waves
UWA Ensemble in Residence, Intercurrent, presents a selection of works by Olivia Davies, Hannah Lash and Lachlan Skipworth including the World Premiere of a new work by UWA Composition Graduate Nate Wood.
Smalley & Reich
An exceptional ensemble of musicians led by pianist Adam Pinto come together to perform Monody and Movement for Flute by Roger Smalley and Steve Reich's virtuosic Quartet for two pianos and two percussion.
Iain Grandage’s Blackwood is a beautiful work for voice, clarinet and piano inspired by the unique landscape of Western Australia and with evocative poetry by WA poet and musician Kevin Gillam. Don’t miss your chance to hear this work performed by the very musicians it was written for; Sara Macliver (soprano), Allan Meyer (clarinet) and Graeme Gilling (piano).
Composed when he was just 16, Mendelssohn’s vivacious Octet in E flat major Op 20 is a masterpiece for double string quartet. Join Irwin Street Collective Artist in Residence, Catherine Jones, plus an ensemble of UWA staff, students and graduates to experience this magnificent work.
The Irwin Street Collective and Catherine Jones
UWA graduate and Baroque cellist Catherine Jones enjoys an international and varied career, performing and recording both as a soloist and with ensembles. In this concert she’ll join UWA Staff Cecilia Sun and Shaun Lee-Chen to perform works by Beethoven, Hummel and a new commission by honours student Jet Kye Chong.
Emerging Artist Concerts
Join emerging artists from the UWA Conservatorium of Music as they present a delightful smorgasbord of Chamber works across 3 separate concerts.
The Innovation Chamber
UWA’s thriving community of emerging composers will work closely with celebrated composer James Ledger, to create new and imaginative works for voice, clarinet and piano as part of the Ransom Prize for Musical Composition. The works will use texts about the Australian landscape by WA writers selected by UWA’s Creative Writing Faculty. The concert will also feature a new work by UWA Composition Graduate Brock Stannard-Brown.
The festival will feature pre-concert talks led by UWA staff and students, plus Q&A sessions with featured artists.
For the full schedule of activities visit: trybooking.com/BFQEY
Festival Passes: $75 Standard / $55 Concessions
Day Passes: $40 Standard / $30 Concessions
Individual tickets: $5-20
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