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Double Concertos

Saturday 25 November 2023, 7.30pm

James Tatoulis Auditorium - MLC - Kew

World premiere performance of Harry Sdraulig's Concertino for Clarinet, Viola and Orchestra

The lyricism of clarinet and viola culminate in the richness of Sibelius

We are proud to showcase the superb pairing of brothers-in-law David Griffiths and Christopher Moore, two of Australia's most well-known, exuberant and charismatic musicians.

This is the fourth time that David, one of Australia’s leading clarinettists and a teacher at the Melbourne Conservatorium, has played with ZMSO. Christopher is Principal Violist with the MSO and was previously Principal Violist with ACO.

They will play Max Bruch's Concerto for Clarinet, Viola and Orchestra. Whilst having two such soloists for just 20 minutes seemed most inadequate, there are no other suitable works in the repertoire for this combination, so we decided to fill that gap for the enjoyment of our audience and in the hope that other orchestras would feature the same instruments. The Zelman Symphony has therefore commissioned Harry Sdraulig to compose a Concertino for Clarinet, Viola and Orchestra to pair with Bruch's Concerto.

The program concludes with the Second Symphony of Jean Sibelius.

Artists

Rick Prakhoff – conductor

David Griffiths – clarinet

Christopher Moore – viola

Program

Sdraulig – Double Concertino for Clarinet, Viola and Orchestra

Bruch – Double Concerto in E minor for Clarinet and Viola Op. 88

Sibelius – Symphony No. 2 in D Op. 43

Tickets

Venue

James Tatoulis Auditorium - MLC - Kew
Methodist Ladies' College, 207 Barkers Rd, Kew VIC 3101
Venue opens at 7.00pm