Berlin-based violinist Jakob Lehmann leads an ensemble of specialist local and international chamber musicians through the expansive sounds and pioneering ideas of New Constellations. The Octet for Strings was written when Mendelssohn was just 16, and illustrates the transformation of performance techniques in the chamber music of the early-Romantic period. Brahms destroyed the nonet version of his Serenade, but based on archives and written accounts, Alan Boustead has brought this original chamber version back to life.
 
“This was a radiant performance with the pared back texture allowing the many individual lines and unique colours of the specialised instruments and their players, to shine.”
SoundsLikeSydney


New COnstellations

Sunday 18 August 2019  |  3.00pm
City Recital Hall, 2-12 Angel Place, Sydney

2.15pm
Pre-concert talk

[Melbourne dates will be announced shortly]

Voyage of Musical Discovery
Dynamics & Expressive Techniques

Monday 19 August 2019  |  6.30pm
City Recital Hall, 2-12 Angel Place, Sydney

Combine NEW CONSTELLATIONS with VOYAGE OF MUSICAL DISCOVERY 3 – ‘DYNAMICS & EXPRESSIVE TECHNIQUES’ with guests The Idea of North.

Sunday 18 August 2019 | 3.00pm
Monday 19 August 2019 6.30pm
City Recital Hall, 2-12 Angel Place, Sydney

 

ARTISTS

Australian Romantic &
Classical Orchestra

Jakob Lehmann
Guest Director

PROGRAM

Felix Mendelssohn
Octet for Strings in E-flat Major
 
Johannes Brahms

Serenade No.1 in D Major for Nonet