Selby & Friends 2018 Subscription Package

Selby & Friends 2018 Subscription Package

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Message from Artistic Director Kathryn Selby, AM

Our 2018 Season welcomes back many wonderful old friends who have wowed and enthralled us in the past, and introduces two exciting virtuosic new guests to Selby & Friends in programs which will explore stunning soundscapes. This Season is devoted to deconstructing the parts that make up the whole, with piano trios expanding to quartet and reducing to duos. The development of brilliant partnerships and the exploration of new musical worlds remains our focus with a special fifth Beethoven program, chosen entirely by the audience.

Returning as part of our brilliant artistic line-up are stunning violinists Andrew Haveron and Natalie Chee, and popular and dynamic cellists Umberto Clerici, Clancy Newman and Julian Smiles. Also returning in 2018 is the dynamic Finnish duo of Vesa-Matti Leppänen and Timo-Veikko Valve whose finely wrought sense of humour competes only with their incredible virtuosity and sensitivity.

Joining our ensemble in 2018, I am delighted to welcome the renowned violin virtuoso Alexandre da Cost-Graveline who currently splits his time between an international solo career and leading the string department at WAAPA in Perth. Also new to S&F in 2018 is young Australian clarinetist Lloyd Van’t Hoff who joins returning young star Grace Clifford as part of our program to support outstanding young Australians on their professional journey.

We all hope you will come along and join us in 2018!

Tour 1 – Beethoven by Ballot

Tuesday 13 March 7pm

Selby & Friends’ season-opener presents the fifth in the all-Beethoven programs that have been so popular with S&F audiences. Chosen entirely by the audience, pianist/Artistic Director Kathryn Selby welcomes back the special partnership formed in 2017 of brilliant young Australian rising star, violinist Grace Clifford and bravura cellist Clancy Newman. Lauded by the SMH in 2017 (“This was the real thing… that sense of witnessing a really thoughtful, enlightening conversation.”), these three brilliant artists present four favourite works by Beethoven including his iconic ‘Archduke’ Trio and the ever popular ‘Spring’ Sonata. A season opener to truly relish!
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Tour 2 – Alchemy

Monday 7 May 7pm

Reuniting for the first time in three years, pianist Kathryn Selby is joined by the dynamic Finnish duo of NZSO Concertmaster Vesa-Matti Leppänen and ACO Principal Cellist, Timo-Veikko Valve in a program that celebrates six and seven – six canons by 19th century friend of Brahms and Schumann, Theodore Kirchner based on a charming work for piano by Schumann with Brahms’ famous sextet for strings arranged for piano trio, an arrangement done with the composer’s blessing! This thrilling work is preceded by one of the Russian composer Anton Arensky’s final opuses. A powerful program presented by three extraordinary performers!
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Tour 3 – A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Romantic

Thursday 28 June 7pm

Selby & Friends takes listeners on a musical tour of the great Romantic period with three works by iconic 19th Century masters of the genre – Mendelssohn, Brahms and Schubert. Pianist Kathryn Selby is joined by SSO Principals Andrew Haveron and cellist Umberto Clerici for this stunning program of two extraordinary sonatas and an iconic piano trio for this special winter program.
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Tour 4 – Tormented Souls

Thursday 23 August 7pm

Natalie Chee and Julian Smiles return with pianist Kathryn Selby in 2018 for this stunning program that explores the way in which composers suffering from depression and grief express themselves through their music. Joined by brilliant young Australian clarinetist Lloyd Van’t Hoff for Messiaen’s ode to suffering – the Quartet for the end of Time – the program also includes piano trios by Beethoven and Schumann. An intriguing homage to the strength and resilience of the human spirit.
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Tour 5 – Four Seasons

Tuesday 16 October 7pm

Selby & Friends’ 2018 season finale presents a special program of music from around the world with artists from Australia with pianist Kathryn Selby, Italian cellist, SSO Principal Umberto Clerici and Spanish/Canadian internationally renowned violin virtuoso and newcomer to S&F, Alexandre Da Costa-Graveline. Presenting a stunning and original program of works by Piazzolla, de Falla, Debussy and Mendelssohn, this season ender has something for everyone to relish.|
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Child under 14 $52 $208


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