James Crabb and Andrew Haveron

Wed 06 Jun 2018 8:00pm

J.S. Bach – Violin Sonata No.3 BWV 1016
Maurice Ravel – Tzigane
Dmitri Shostakovich (arr. Dmitry Tsyganov) –
Preludes from Op.34
Camille Saint-Saëns – Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
Sally Beamish – Lament from Seavaigers
Scottish/Border Folk Tunes – Extended variations by Matt Seattle
        i Mary Scott, Flower of Yarrow
       ii Cuckold Come out of the Amrey
Manuel de Falla – Siete Canciones Populares Españolas
Carlos Gardel (Arr. John Willliams) – Tango ‘Por una Cabeza’
Astor Piazzolla – Oblivion, Escualo

James Crabb, a Scottish classical accordion player, has been praised internationally for his virtuosity and versatile musicianship. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents and ambassadors of his chosen instrument.

Andrew Haveron joined the Sydney Symphony Orchestra as Concertmaster in 2013. One of the most sought-after violinists of his generation, he is highly respected as a soloist, chamber musician and concertmaster.

This unique collaboration between these two fine classical musicians will take the listener on a wonderfully exciting and evocative journey. The key-note of the program is variety; a wide range of familiar pieces given an exotic twist by Crabb’s brilliant transcriptions. As you’ve never heard them before: Bach’s stately and beautiful melodies, Ravel’s freewheeling homage to Romani culture, Shostakovich’s modern homage to Bach, the elegance of Saint-Saëns, and the charm of Falla’s folk arrangements contrasted with folk music from Scotland. A concert to open the mind and heart.

Photograph: Keith Saunders & Christoffer Askmann

JAMES CRABB, Classical Accordion


"Crabb finds a perfect balance between the delicately sensual and the wildly passionate…"
Irish Independent
"The ensemble gave a mature and sensitive reading with particularly fine voicing from Andrew Haveron."
Arts Hub
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