Federation Concert Hall
Clemens Schuldt conductor
Dinah Woods cor anglais
RAMEAU Les Boréades, Suite
CHRIS WILLIAMS Concerto for Cor Anglais
DEBUSSY (arr ZENDER) Five Preludes
HAYDN Symphony No 82, The Bear
Vive la France! French connections of various kinds underscore most of the works in this concert, commencing with an instrumental suite from Les Boréades, a tragédie en musique by that titan of the Baroque, Jean-Philippe Rameau. Five of Debussy’s Preludes for piano are heard afresh in scintillating arrangements for orchestra, and the concert concludes with the Symphony No 82 by Haydn, the first of the famed series of six known as Haydn’s ‘Paris Symphonies’.
Balancing out the program is a new Australian work, the Concerto for Cor Anglais by Chris Williams, who so impressed Tasmanian audiences with Convict Monologues. TSO musician Dinah Woods, one of the finest cor anglais players in the country, steps into the spotlight as soloist.
"Music with a French twist together with a brand new Concerto for Cor Anglais by Australian composer Chris Williams."