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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

Balmain Sinfonia @ Macquarie Theatre

Balmain Sinfonia Conductor Gary Stavrou speaking to the audience with the brilliant violinist Susie Park and members of the orchestra in the background. Pics by Geoff Sirmai

Throughout 2014, The Balmain Sinfonia has presented concerts featuring collaborations with fine soloists. Its programmes surround the collaborative work with landmark compositions of the orchestral genre. These works have been challenging and substantial and have exploited the orchestra’s ability to convey drama and capture shifts in mood or character.

This final concert for the year was no exception. A near–capacity crowd was assembled in the Macquarie Theatre at Macquarie University for the single performance of this programme on December 7. The large crowd can be said to have been due to the orchestra’s growing membership, its posting out of newsletters, a friendly in-concert rapport with fans and continued provision of a significant soloist playing a well-known work. Continue reading Balmain Sinfonia @ Macquarie Theatre