Beethoven's Pastoral

28 June 2020 - 04 July 2020
Beethoven's Pastoral

Mozart & Beethoven: Two masterworks in chamber version.

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Parramatta

Sunday 28th June, 3pm
Riverside Theatres, Parramatta

Canberra

Thursday 2nd July, 7pm
Albert Hall, Yarralumla

Southern Highlands

Friday 3rd July, 7pm
Burrawang School of Arts, Burrawang

Sydney

Saturday 4th July, 7pm
Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House

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Boccherini String Sextet in F minor Op. 23 No. 4

Mozart Haffner Serenade K. 250 (arr. Masi)

Beethoven Symphony No. 6 in F major Op. 68 Pastoral (arr. Watts)


The Australian Haydn Ensemble is well known for its unearthing of forgotten composers and rediscovery of unknown historical chamber versions of the classics. In this program it brings to light two of the greats: Beethoven’s Pastoral and Mozart’s Haffner Serenade along with a melancholic and moving string sextet by Boccherini.

Beethoven often criticised chamber versions of his own works by other composers. The eighteenth century arrangement of Beethoven’s masterwork, the Pastoral, presented in this program, however, is a vibrant and passionate reinterpretation of this dramatic work that will capture your imagination and reinvent it for you as a septet.

Mozart’s Haffner Serenade is perhaps one of his most frequently performed works. This chamber version, arranged by eighteenth century Italian composer Girolamo Masi is possibly unknown. 

AHE also performs a beautiful, dark and moving string sextet in F minor by Luigi Boccherini. Boccherini takes the listener on a journey full of drama, melancholy and dance - a characteristic of his music that makes it a listening pleasure. 

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Featured Artists

Skye McIntosh - Artistic Director & Violin
Skye McIntosh - Artistic Director & Violin
James Eccles - Viola
James Eccles - Viola
Melissa Farrow - Flute
Melissa Farrow - Flute
James Bush - Cello
James Bush - Cello
Jacqueline Dossor - Double Bass
Jacqueline Dossor - Double Bass
Karina Schmitz - Viola
Karina Schmitz - Viola

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