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Artistic Director Carl Vine says: "although we will have the usual smattering of unusual and modern works, the 2017 festival will feature a much larger proportion than usual of great classics and popular favourites. There will be surprises as well, but this will be the Year Of The Great Classic!"

Thematic threads run unobtrusively through this year’s repertoire. We’ll have the complete set of Beethoven’s three ‘Razumovsky’ quartets, written to inspire and entertain their noble commissioner. At least one of them makes a nod to Russian folksong, so it’s nice to run that idea down a different path, through some tuneful Scandinavian folksongs, brilliantly arranged and played by the extraordinary Danish String Quartet. Proof that beauty in music knows no age barriers, the teenage Mendelssohn’s peerless String Octet makes an appearance to emphasise all that is rich and fantastic about the sound of strings. And it’s a particularly mellow year, with the warm tones of a mezzo-soprano, the viola, and the cello all highlighted.

 

2017 Huntington Estate Music Festival Programs  (download program here)

Presented in association with Musica Viva Australia 

Artistic Director Carl Vine AO 

Opening Weekend 18-19 November - ARTISTS 

Olga Kern piano 

Alexandre Da Costa violin 

Danish String Quartet 

Rune Tonsgaard Sørenson violin 
Frederik Øland violin 
Asbjørn Nørgaard viola 
Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin cello 

Goldner String Quartet 

Dene Olding violin 
Dimity Hall violin 
Irina Morozova viola 
Julian Smiles cello 

PROGRAM 

Saturday 18 November, 7:00pm 

Goldner String Quartet 

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) 
String Quartet no 9 in C major, op 59 no 3 ‘Razumovsky’ 32 min I Andante con moto – Allegro vivace 
II Andante con moto quasi allegretto
III Menuetto (Grazioso) 
IV Allegro molto 

Olga Kern 

Sergei RACHMANINOFF (1873-1943) 
Prelude in C major, op 32 no 1 
Prelude in G major, op 32 no 5 n 
Prelude in G minor, op 23 no 5  
Aleksandr SCRIABIN (1872-1915)
Etude in F sharp major, op 42 no 4  
Etude in C sharp minor, op 42 no 5  
Mily BALAKIREV (1837-1910) 
Islamey. Op 18 (1869) 

INTERVAL 

Danish String Quartet 

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) 
String Quartet no 7 in F major, op 59 no 1 ‘Razumovsky’ (1808)  
I Allegro 
II Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando 
III Adagio molto e mesto 
IV Thème Russe 

Sunday 19 November, 11:00am 

Goldner String Quartet 

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) 
String Quartet no 8 in E minor, op 59 no 2 ‘Razumovsky’ (1808) 
I Allegro 
II Molto adagio 
III Allegretto 
IV Finale 

Alexandre Da Costa, Olga Kern 

Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) 
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in D minor, op 108 (1886-88)  
I Allegro 
II Adagio 
III Un poco presto e con sentimento 
IV Presto agitato 

INTERVAL 

Alexandre Da Costa 

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) 
Chaconne from Partita for solo violin in D minor BWV1004  

Goldner String Quartet, Danish String Quartet 

Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) 
Octet in E flat major, op 20 (1825) 
I Allegro moderato ma con fuoco 
II Andante 
III Scherzo 
IV Presto 

 

 


MAIN FESTIVAL 22-26 November - 
ARTISTS 

Olga Kern piano 
Alexandre Da Costa violin 
Paul Merkelo trumpet 
Caitlin Hulcup mezzo-soprano 
Ian Munro piano 
Caroline Almonte piano 
Benett Tsai cello 
Andrew Meisel double bass 
Bree van Reyk percussion 
Danish String Quartet 
Rune Tonsgaard Sørenson violin 
Frederik Øland violin 
Asbjørn Nørgaard viola 
Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin cello 
Goldner String Quartet 
Dene Olding violin 
Dimity Hall violin 
Irina Morozova viola 
Julian Smiles cello 
Orava Quartet 
Daniel Kowalik violin 
David Dalseno violin 
Thomas Chawner viola 
Karol Kowalik cello 

PROGRAM 

Wednesday 22 November, 7:00pm 

Caitlin Hulcup, Caroline Almonte 

Richard STRAUSS (1864 – 1949) 

A selection of songs  

Heimliche Aufforderung, op 27 no 3 
Die Nacht, op 10 no 3 
Meinem Kinde, op 37 no 3 
Wiegenlied, op 41a no 1 
Wie Sollten wir geheim sie halten? op 19 no 4  

Alexandre Da Costa 

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) 

Chaconne from Partita for solo violin in D minor BWV1004  

Olga Kern 

Sergei RACHMANINOFF (1873-1943) 

Preludes for solo piano 
Prelude in C major, op 32 no 1 
Prelude in G major, op 32 no 5 
Prelude in G minor, op 23 no 5  

Aleksandr SCRIABIN (1872-1915)

Etude in F sharp major, op 42 no 4  
Etude in C sharp minor, op 42 no 5 

Mily BALAKIREV (1837-1910) 

Islamey. Op 18 (1869)  

INTERVAL 

Danish String Quartet 

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) 

String Quartet no 7 in F major, op 59 no 1 ‘Razumovsky’ (1808)  
I Allegro 
II Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando 
III Adagio molto e mesto 
IV Thème Russe 

Thursday 23 November, 11:30am 

Paul Merkelo 

Otto KETTING (1935-2012) 

Intrada (1935) 

Julian Smiles, Ian Munro 

Carl VINE (b 1954) 

Cello Sonata (New Work 2017) 

Commissioned by John and Jo Strutt  

Orava Quartet 

Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975) 

String Quartet no 8 in C minor, op 110 (1960) 
I Largo 
II Allegro molto 
III Allegretto 
IV Largo 
V Largo 

INTERVAL 

Paul Merkelo 

Folke RABE (b 1935) 

Shazam for Trumpet Solo 

Goldner String Quartet 

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) 

String Quartet no 8 in E minor, op 59 no 2 ‘Razumovsky’ (1808) 
I Allegro 
II Molto adagio 
III Allegretto 
IV Finale 

Thursday 23 November, 7:00pm 

Paul Merkelo, Bree van Reyk, Ian Munro 

David SAMPSON (b 1951) 

Three Sides (2009) 

Danish String Quartet 

A selection of Nordic folksong arrangements  

Caitlin Hulcup, Caroline Almonte 

Alma MAHLER (1879-1964) 

Fünf Lieder (1910) 

Die stille Stadt 
In meines Vaters Garten 
Laue Sommernacht 
Bei dir ist es traut 
Ich wandle unter Blumen 

Caitlin Hulcup, Caroline Almonte, Dene Olding 

Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949) 

Morgen, op 27 no 4 

INTERVAL 

Ian Munro, Caroline Almonte 

Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) 

Variations on an original theme in A flat major, D813  

Alexandre Da Costa, Olga Kern 

Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) 

Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in D minor, op 108 (1886-88)  
I Allegro 
II Adagio 
III Un poco presto e con sentimento 
IV Presto agitato 

Friday 24 November, 11:30am 

Paul Merkelo, Ian Munro 

George ENESCU (1881-1955) 

Légende (1906)  

Karol BEFFA (b 1973) 

Subway (2008)  

Danish String Quartet 

Bela BARTÓK (1881-1945) 

String Quartet no 1 (1908) 
I Lento 
II Allegretto 
III Allegro Vivace 

INTERVAL 

Paul Merkelo, Ian Munro 

Thierry ESCAICH (b 1965)  

Tanz-Fantasie (2008) 

Goldner String Quartet 

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) 

String Quartet no 9 in C major, op 59 no 3 ‘Razumovsky’ 32 min I Andante con moto – Allegro vivace 
II Andante con moto quasi allegretto 
III Menuetto (Grazioso) 
IV Allegro molto 

Friday 24 November, 7:00pm 

Paul Merkelo, Bree van Reyk 

James STEPHENSON (b 1969) 

Vignettes for trumpet and percussion (2005)  
I Running with Lionel 
II Chasing Igor 
III Chuck’s March 
IV Dinner with Andre 
V Waltz in Berlin 
VI Leandro Perpetuo 
VII MAX 

Olga Kern, Alexandre Da Costa, Julian Smiles 

Mikhail GLINKA (1804-1857) 

Trio pathétique (1832)  
I Allegro moderato 
II Scherzo-Trio 
III Largo 
IV Allegro con spirit 

Paul Merkelo, Orava Quartet, Caroline Almonte, Andrew Meisel 

Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921)
Septet in E flat major, op 65 (1879) 
I Preambule 
II Menuét 
III Interméde 
IV Gavotte et Final 

INTERVAL 

Alexandre Da Costa 

Eugène YSAŸE (1858-1931)
Violin sonata no 3 in D minor, op 27 for solo violin (1923) 

Paul Merkelo, Orava Quartet, Caroline Almonte, Andrew Meisel 

Gabriella VICI (b 1995) 
New Work (2017) 15 min 
World premiere performance – commissioned by Geoff Stearn 

Danish String Quartet 

A further selection of Nordic folksong arrangements  

Saturday 25 November, 11:30am 

Bree van Reyk 

Percussion solo 

Caitlin Hulcup, Goldner String Quartet 

Peter SCULTHORPE (1929-2014) 

Island Dreaming for mezzo-soprano and string quartet (1996)  

Olga Kern 

Frederic CHOPIN (1810-1849) 
Polonaise in A flat major, op 53 (1842)  
Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) 
Feux d’artifice from Préludes (Book 2) (1912)  
Franz LISZT (1811-1886) 
Hungarian Rhapsody no 10 (1847) 
George GERSHWIN (1898-1937) 
The Man I Love (arr Earl Wild) 
Fascinatin’ Rhythm (arr Earl Wild) 

INTERVAL 

Paul Merkelo, Goldner String Quartet 

Eric EWAZEN (b 1954) 
Quintet for Trumpet and Strings (1990)

Alexandre Da Costa, Ian Munro 

Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) 
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in G major, op 78 (1878-79)  
I Vivace ma non troppo 
II Adagio-Più andante-Adagio 
III Allegro molto moderato 

Saturday 25 November, 7:00pm 

Caitlin Hulcup, Orava Quartet 

Samuel BARBER (1910-1981) 

Dover Beach, op 3 (1931) 

Benett Tsai, Ian Munro 

Edvard GRIEG (1843-1907)  
Cello sonata in A minor, op 36 (1882) 
I Allegro agitato 
II Andante molto tranquillo 
III Allegro 

Danish String Quartet, Goldner String Quartet, Andrew Meisel 

Paul STANHOPE (b 1969) 
Nephesh for String Nonet (2015)  
I Prayer 
II Dance 

INTERVAL 

Caitlin Hulcup, Orava Quartet, Andrew Meisel 

Gustav MAHLER (1860-1911) 
A selection from Des Knaben Wunderhorn  
Arrangements for string quintet and voice courtesy of Gerhard Muthspiel 
Ich ging mit Lust 
Urlicht 
Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht? 
Lob des hohen Verstands 
Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen 

Goldner String Quartet, Danish String Quartet 

Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) 
Octet in E flat major, op 20 (1825)  
I Allegro moderato ma con fuoco 
II Andante 
III Scherzo 
IV Presto 

Sunday 26 November, 11:00am 

Alexandre Da Costa, Benett Tsai 

Zoltán KODÁLY (1882-1967)
Duo for violin and cello, op 7 (1914) 
I Allegro serioso, non troppo 
II Adagio-Andante 
III Maestoso e largamente, ma non troppo lento - Presto 

Caitlin Hulcup, Asbjørn Nørgaard, Caroline Almonte 

Charles Martin LOEFFLER (1861-1935) 
Quatre poèmes, op 5 
I La Cloch fêlée 
II Dansons la gigue! 
III Le Son du cor s’afflige vers les bois 
IV Sérénade 

INTERVAL 

Olga Kern, Orava Quartet 

Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) 
Piano Quintet in F minor, op 34 (1864)  
I Allegro non troppo 
II Andante, un poco adagio 
III Scherzo: Allegro 
IV Finale

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The 28th Huntington Estate Music Festival celebrates everything audiences have come to love about this event: an exclusive and exciting mix of artists from around the world and across Australia, performing favourite pieces and delicious new discoveries, all paired with glorious food and wine and a beautiful country estate. 

  • Opening Weekend - Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th November 2017.  
    Purchase Tickets here

  • Full Festival - Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th November 2017.  

  • Tickets on pre-sale on the 13th February. Join our mailing list but emailing musicfestival@huntingtonestate.com.au

Presented in association with Musica Viva Australia.  Artistic Director Carl Vine AO.

For tickets to the Full Festival, please call us on 1800 995 931

 

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