Sirius Chamber Ensemble have ongoing collaborations in 2019 with performances in Grafton, Sydney and Melbourne. As we are always committed to performing new chamber music, our upcoming concert programs will feature premiere performances of works by Australian and Albanian composers. For our Composer Portrait concert, Sirius will perform works by Corrina Bonshek and Margery Smith. Later in the year, we will perform new works composed by members of the Melbourne Composers’ League.
As part of the 2019 Clarence Valley Chamber Music Festival, Sirius will perform a concert for piano and winds at the Clarence Valley Conservatorium, Grafton on Sunday 30 June, 1.00 p.m. Programme includes Quintet for piano and winds K.452 by Mozart, the Sextet for piano and winds by Poulenc and an Australian premiere of Rock of Reconciliation for flute, oboe, clarinet and piano by US based, Australian composer Kristofer Spike.
Sirius Chamber Ensemble will present a joint performance with Melbourne pianist Danaë Killian at Christ Church Lavender Bay on Saturday 3 August, 6.00 p.m. Programme includes works by Australian composers Alan Holley, Eve Duncan and Paul Smith as well as Albanian composers Enis Mullaj and Kris Sopiqoti. Danaë Killian is an Australian pianist whose poetry-infused performances have found regard internationally for their intense originality and rare communicative power. Her broad repertoire includes works from J.S Bach, music of the Second Viennese Schoolas well as a wealth of Australian contemporary compositions.
Our Composer Portrait concert will feature two Australian composers Corrina Bonshek and Margery Smith. The programme will include the Australian premiere of Up In The Clouds for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and vibraphone by Corrina Bonshek as well as a new arrangement of Inferno for solo clarinet, flute, bassoon, violin, cello, piano and vibraphone by Margery Smith. Details about concert date and venue will be published soon.
For a performance later in the year, Sirius Chamber Ensemble will collaborate with members from the Melbourne Composers’ League. The Melbourne Composers’ League is a non‐profit organization who promote indigenous and contemporary art music of Australia and the Asia‐Pacific. Sirius are honoured to be selecting new compositions for a performance on 9 November. Programme details will be published later in the year.
2019 Programme details:
Sirius Chamber Ensemble: Music for Wind Quintet and Piano
Clarence Valley Conservatorium, Grafton on Sunday 30 June, 1.00 p.m.
Performers: Melissa Coleman (flute), Alex Fontaine (oboe), Ian Sykes (clarinet), Tony Grimm (bassoon), Hannah Murray (french horn) and Benjamin Burton (piano).
Performance and ticket details see 2019 Clarence Valley Chamber Music Festival
Sirius Chamber Ensemble and Danaë Killian
Sirius musicians: Ian Sykes (clarinet), Melissa Coleman (flute), Alison Evans (bassoon) and Claire Howard Race (piano).
Christ Church Lavender Bay, 10 Walker St, Lavender Bay on Saturday 3 August, 6.00 p.m.
Tickets: $30 Adult; $20 Concession via trybooking or at the door.