Important Concert Update:

Due to the developing COVID-19 situation and restrictions, we are sadly no longer able to present Ensemble Q in Perth, Sydney and Newcastle and Melbourne. 

However, we would be delighted for you to join us online to watch the performance. The online concert will be aired on Monday 23 August at 7pm AEST.

For our Perth patrons, we're happy to announce we've secured the renowned Wind Quintet Plus to entertain you instead. For our Melbourne concert-goers, we're proud to present a wonderful program performed by Arcadia Winds and Peter de Jager. Please read below for more information.

We appreciate your understanding in these unpredictable times and share your disappointment. We always attempt to act in the best interests of our artists, staff and audiences. If you have any queries or wish to receive a refund, credit or donate your ticket please contact Musica Viva Box Office -  boxoffice@musicaviva.com.au


Every so often a new work comes along that makes us all sit up and take notice, startled as we do so; Paul Dean’s concerto for cello and wind quintet is such a piece. It is gritty, lyrical, compelling, and in Trish Dean, has a phenomenal advocate. She is well-matched by Paul and the other members of Ensemble Q, a sharp-shooting group of renowned wind soloists in Brisbane, brought together out of the desire to create a collection of ‘exceptional players and wonderful people’. 

This program demands much from each player, perfectly framed by the different ways in which composers since Beethoven have thought about wind instruments. It’s funny to think of the Ligeti and Barber works being composed within two years of each other, for they could not be more different – Barber an exponent of mid-century American lyricism, Ligeti an uncompromising modernist. They nonetheless rub shoulders most happily in this program, a snapshot of virtuosic wind writing. 

PAUL DEAN CLARINET AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
TRISH DEAN CELLO AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
VIRGINIA TAYLOR FLUTE
HUW JONES OBOE
PETER LUFF HORN
DAVID MITCHELL BASSOON

Online Concert

On Monday 23 August at 7pm AEST, enjoy the live streamed concert from the comfort of your own home. Tickets available now.

Perth Concert

We continue to live in unpredictable times and have made the difficult decision that due to COVID restrictions, we are no longer able to present the concert by Ensemble Q on Tuesday 10 August.

While our plans have had to change, we're happy to announce we've secured one of Perth's most accomplished ensembles for a wonderful concert at the same time in Perth Concert Hall. Learn more and purchase tickets to the Perth concert here.

Melbourne Concert

While we are no longer able to present the concert by Ensemble Q on Saturday 28 August due to COVID-related complications, Musica Viva is glad to present Arcadia Winds and Peter de Jager for a program to inspire and delight.

Join us for a wonderful concert at the same time in Melbourne Recital Centre. Learn more and purchase tickets to the Melbourne concert here

Pre-Concert Insights

Listen to the pre-concert talk with artistic director, composer and clarinetist Paul Dean online.

Meet Ensemble Q

In this video, watch Artistic Director Paul Kildea in conversation with members from Ensemble Q, Queensland Conservatorium’s Ensemble in Residence. Flautist Virginia Taylor, Oboist Huw Jones, Clarinettist Paul Dean and Cellist Trish Dean discuss their genesis and development as an ensemble, challenges encountered in 2020, and Queensland’s impressive track record for training brilliant musicians.

PAUL DEAN CLARINET AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
TRISH DEAN CELLO AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
VIRGINIA TAYLOR FLUTE
HUW JONES OBOE
PETER LUFF HORN
DAVID MITCHELL BASSOON

DEBUSSY Syrinx (1913)
BEETHOVEN Variations on ‘Là ci darem la mano’ (1795)
LIGETI Six Bagatelles for wind quintet (1953)
BRITTEN Ciaccona from Second Suite for Cello, Op. 80 (1967)
BARBER Summer Music, Op. 31 (1955)
PAUL DEAN Concerto for Cello and Wind Quintet (2018)

To our Ensemble Patrons Ian and Caroline Frazer for their support of this tour.

And to our Concert Champions:

  • Musica Viva ACT Committee and Andrew Blanckensee (Canberra)
  • Anonymous in memory of Stephanie Quinlan (Perth)
  • Priscilla Adey and Peter Ratcliffe, and Gale Spalvins (Sydney)
"One notable achievement was the discovery that a piece by a homegrown talent, Paul Dean, could stand proudly in the company of those of Sibelius and Mahler"
— Daily Review

Performance Details

Dates & Times

Llewellyn Hall ANU, Canberra   24 Aug 7PM
Adelaide Town Hall, Adelaide   26 Aug 7:30PM

Location

Multiple Venues

Please check the venue in your city when booking tickets.

Event notes

Ticket informtion

Single tickets including full price, concession and under 40's tickets are now available.

Please contact our Box Office team at boxoffice@musicaviva.com.au or on 1800 688 482 if you require assistance.

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