The Voices of Exile

English: The church tower in Polička where Boh...

English: The church tower in Polička where Bohuslav Martinů was born Česky: Kostel sv. Jakuba Většího v Poličce. V bytě pověžného na věži se narodil Bohuslav Martinů (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For our first concert of 2013, Sirius Chamber Ensemble will showcase three composers known to have worked under the communist regimes in the former Soviet Union. Despite heavy censorship, fear of deportation or death, composers during this tumultuous period of history produced some of the most profound music of the twentieth century. The first half of the concert will present the Piano Trio No.2 by Dimitri Shostakovich. The second half of the concert will open with the playful Flute Sonata Op.94 by Sergei Prokofiev followed by the Nonet for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, french horn, violin, viola, cello and bass by Bohuslav Martinu. Guest artists include Angus Lindsay (oboe), Martyn Hentschel (violin), Heloise Meisel (violin), and Andrew Meisel (double bass).

When: Saturday 25th May, 7.30pm

Where: St Philip’s Church, York Street

Tickets: Adult $35 / Concession $25 / Child $15

Bookings: www.classikon.com

 

Sirius Chamber Ensemble will also present a free lunch time concert featuring the Shostakovich Piano Trio No.2 and the Flute Sonata by Sergei Prokofiev. Artists: Claire Howard Race (piano), Melissa Coleman (flute), Clare Kahn (cello) and Martyn Hentschel (violin).

When: Wednesday 22nd May at 1.00pm

Where: St Philip’s Church, York Street

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