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SELBY AND FRIENDS : A FINAL OFFERING : ONLINE NOW

This is a glorious concert magnificently played. Three works by composers, the final ones in each composer’s offering in the genre. Selby is joined by her brilliant international ‘friends’ Susie Park (Violin: Concertmaster Minnesota Symphony Orchestra), Stefanie Farrands (Principal Viola ACO) and Timo-Veikko Valve (Principal Cello ACO) for a program of Schubert, Schumann and Shostakovich. The concert was recorded at City Recital Hall under strict health and safety protocols.

Each work was introduced by Selby and the others. The first two works, the trios , were performed by Selby, Park and Valve.

First we heard the marvellous Schubert (1797 – 1828) ‘Piano Trio in E-flat major for Piano, Violin and Cello, Op. posth. 148, D 897, Notturno’. This was composed in 1827 but only published decades later, as what the publisher decided to call Notturno. And yes there is a night time like atmosphere. Continue reading SELBY AND FRIENDS : A FINAL OFFERING : ONLINE NOW

SELBY AND FRIENDS – TRANSFIGURED

For the latest online Selby and Friends concert, TRANSFIGURED, presented and filmed at the City Recital Hall we were given a feast of glorious music. .Selby was joined by ACO Principal Violist Stefanie Farrands, Grace Clifford on violin, iconic Australian cellist and long-time Selby & Friends collaborator Julian Smiles and ACO Principal Double Bass Maxime Bibeau. The five have a tremendous rapport.

Selby began the concert by stating that their planned 2020 programming has been disrupted even further by the continuation of the Covid pandemic, so this concert became another one available to watch online ( hooray !). Each piece was introduced by a discussion with one of the performers. Continue reading SELBY AND FRIENDS – TRANSFIGURED