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Double Concertos

Saturday 25 November 2023, 7.30pm

James Tatoulis Auditorium - MLC - Kew

World premiere performance of Harry Sdraulig's With These Wings for solo clarinet, solo viola and orchestra

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

We are proud to showcase 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 has played with ZMSO. Christopher is Principal Violist with the MSO, previously Principal Violist with ACO.

They will play Max Bruch's Concerto for Clarinet, Viola and Orchestra. Whilst having two top soloists for 20 minutes seemed mostinadequate, there are no other suitable works 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 new work. Zelman Symphony therefore commissioned Harry Sdraulig to compose, With These Wings for solo clarinet, solo viola and orchestra. This commission was generously supported by Andrew Johnston for his favourite musicians, David Griffiths and Christopher Moore.

The program concludes with the Second Symphony of Jean Sibelius.

Artists

Rick Prakhoff – conductor

David Griffiths – clarinet

Christopher Moore – viola

Program

Sdraulig – WORLD PREMIERE - With These Wings for solo clarinet, solo viola and orchestra

Bruch – Concerto for Clarinet, Viola, and Orchestra Op. 88

Sibelius – Symphony No. 2 in D Op. 43