Australia Piano Quartet: Your Cruel Melodies

In its fifth year as the UTS Ensemble-in-Residence, the Australia Piano Quartet invites you to the world premiere of Your Cruel Melodies, a special event in the UTS Chancellery, on Friday 9 June 2017.

Your Cruel Melodies highlights an exciting new UTS commission by Sydney Chamber Opera director, Jack Symonds, featuring internationally-renowned guest tenor Andrew Goodwin.

Symonds’ work commemorates the centenary of the 1917 Russian revolution. This new suite for tenor and piano quartet brings together five songs set to Alexander Pushkin’s verse by members of the Russian ‘Mighty Handful’ circle (five prominent 19th-century Russian composers who worked together to create a distinctly Russian classical music) - Cui, Balakirev, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky and Borodin. Symonds reimagines these songs, interleaving them with new music reflecting on each, and binding the compendium together.

Alongside this world premiere, the evening will feature Brahms’ Piano Quartet in A, a towering example of the piano quartet genre. This is a master’s diverse emotional exploration of the uniquely intimate world of chamber music.

Your Cruel Melodies will feature outstanding guest violinist, Andrew Haveron (Sydney Symphony Concertmaster).

Come along and be this unique musical experience followed by drinks and canapes.

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