Just over sixty years ago, when the American Brass Quintet gave its first public performance, brass chamber music was still very much a novelty. Since then, this versatile ensemble has gained an international following, with critically-acclaimed performances across the globe and numerous recordings.
Inspired by their celebrated rendition of Paul Kelly's Meet Me in the Middle of the Air, the harmony supergroup that is Eddie Perfect and Tripod have re-united to craft a collection of gorgeous vocal arrangements of iconic Australian hits across the ages.
Australia’s showcase quartet has a new line-up. Fresh talent Ioana Tache (violin) and Sharon Draper (cello) join veterans Kristian Winther (violin) and Stephen King (viola) in a one-off concert for Musica Viva Tasmania of Haydn, Beethoven and Bartok at Hobart’s Town Hall on Saturday August 9 at 8pm.
Ian Munro is one of this country’s most celebrated pianists, and was featured composer for Musica Viva Australia in 2011.
He combines an international solo career with extensive chamber music work, notably with the Australia Ensemble. He is the only Australian to be awarded the Premier Grand Prix at the Queen Elizabeth International Competition for Composers (Belgium). For Musica Viva Tasmania he offers an extraordinarily varied program of Baroque, Romantic, Impressionist and Modern music.
Famous in the West during the Cold War era, the Borodin Quartet―whose past members have included Rudolf Barshai and Mstislav Rostropovich―through its longevity and the consistent quality of its performances, holds an established position in the history of twentieth century chamber music. Here they present a program laden with drama, beauty and
even a little terror.
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the birth of the classic Fleetwood Mac line-up of Fleetwood / McVie / Nicks / McVie / Buckingham. For Mac fans across the country this is a production that will recreate, and allow them to experience, the sound and the feel that was Fleetwood Mac in their prime.