It's not long now until our Beethoven & Haydn tour begins with the first performance on October 4. This program highlights our love of unearthing forgotten composers and rediscovering unknown historical chamber versions of the classics.
We present the Australian premiere of two rare chamber versions: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 and Haydn’s Symphony No. 44 (The Trauer). The program also includes a string sextet by Albrechtsberger and a virtuosic Flute Quartet in D minor by Ries, the lesser known contemporaries of Haydn and Beethoven.
Join Skye McIntosh and AHE for this exciting exploration of premieres. Beethoven & Haydn tours in the coming weeks to:
Symphony No. 44 in E minor (The Trauer) arr. Hague (1810)
Flute Quartet in D minor WoO 35 No. 1
String Sextet in E flat major Op. 13 No. 1 (Adagio and Fugue)
Symphony No. 1 in C major arr. Masi (1800)
Schubert Songs with David Greco - Reviews are out!
★★★★"... a rich and satisfying concert." Limelight Magazine
It was such a privilege working with David Greco on this special project. If you weren't able to be at one of the Schubert Songs concerts you can hear David singing Schubert on his new ABC Classics Album: Schubert Winterreise with our dear friend Erin Helyard.
It's Album of the week on ABC Classic FM this week too! Click HERE to see the album on the ABC Classic FM website.
Vi King Lim in conversation about arranging Beethoven & Mozart
We talk to our fabulous arranger, Vi King Lim all about what it's like to take a full scale Symphony and make a chamber arrangement in the style of the C18th.
Ferdinand Ries - More than just Beethoven's Secretary
Ries is generally remembered for his role as Beethoven's student and copyist, but he was so much more than that. He was one of the most celebrated pianists of his day and also a composer in his own right.
In our next tour, we perform his virtuosic Flute Quartet in D minor with Melissa Farrow. Listen to this recording of his Grand Sextuor for 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass and piano on YouTube to give you a taste of his compositional style.
AHE at the Tyalgum Festival
We had a wonderful time performing at the Tyalgum Festival in Northern NSW recently. It is a beautiful part of the world and we were so happy to perform at such a wonderful event. Our Artistic Director Skye McIntosh has a special connection to the area having grown up there. In fact, one of her very first public performances was at the Festival as part of its Young Artists concerts back in 1990!
"From the age of 7 until around 10 years I would head out every Saturday to music classes at a local Saturday Music School. My first lessons were as part of a class of 20 or so squawking descant recorders.”