A Feast of Music 2019 – Daylesford Chamber Music Festival

Join us at the heart of one of Australia’s most captivating regional destinations for a long weekend of extraordinary music and convivial hospitality. In its seventh edition, the 2019 Festival features three chamber music performances, an orchestral concert and a musical dinner at the renowned Lake House.

 

SOARING SPIRITS (6 SEPTEMBER, FRI 6:00pm)

Anglican Church

Two rare works for violin and piano, full of fiery drama & aching beauty, begin our 2019 festival. Arthur Benjamin’s 1924 Sonatina reveals meticulous harmonic craft from one of our country’s finest compositional voices, while Grieg’s second Sonata rouses soaring spirits from intimate Norwegian folk elements.

BENJAMIN Violin Sonatina
GRIEG Violin Sonata No 2 in G major

Elizabeth Layton VIOLIN
Lucinda Collins PIANO


BEETHOVEN SEPTET (7 SEPTEMBER, SAT 11:00am)

Anglican Church

Richly inventive, written with great charm and humour, the early Septet remains one of the composer’s most enduring chamber works. Taking its cues from Mozart’s divertimentos, Beethoven makes the form his own, with bold use of the clarinet and a warm, symphonic palette of sound.

BEETHOVEN Septet Op 20

William Hennessy AM DIRECTOR
Musicians of Melbourne Chamber Orchestra


FLUTE & HARP (7 SEPTEMBER, SAT 2:30pm)

Anglican Church

An orchestral concert paying homage to the Classical era is the centrepiece of the 2019 Festival. Mozart’s elegant concerto for flute, harp & orchestra and Haydn’s lyrical and intimate Mercury symphony, with music of Tchaikovsky and Nicholas Buc. Legendary artists Prudence Davis and Alice Giles perform the solos in the Mozart concerto.

TCHAIKOVSKY String Quartet No 1 in D major Op 11: I. Moderato e semplice
MOZART Concerto for Flute & Harp K297c
BUC Yackandandah Music*
HAYDN Symphony No 43 in E flat major Mercury
*Premiere season

William Hennessy AM DIRECTOR
Prudence Davis FLUTE
Alice Giles AMHARP
Melbourne Chamber Orchestra


CHAMBER MUSIC DINING AT LAKE HOUSE (7 SEPTEMBER, SAT 6:00pm)

Lake House

Enjoy an intimate dining experience with chamber music, with the legendary hospitality of Daylesford’s Lake House and selected wines from Passing Clouds. In 2019, be beguiled by glorious music featuring combinations of flute, harp and strings. Numbers are strictly limited.

Music of Saint-Saëns, Mozart and more.

Musicians of the Festival


FRENCH FANTASIES(8 SEPTEMBER, SAT 12:30pm)

Anglican Church

A pair of virtuosic showpieces by French contemporaries, both bristling with muscular éclat, brings the festival to a rapturous conclusion: André Caplet’s rhapsody for harp and string quartet and Ravel’s spectacular Piano Trio.

CAPLET Conte fantastique
RAVEL Piano Trio

Musicians of the Festival



Tickets

Dates
Fri 06/09/19 - Sun 08/09/19 Various Venues
Touring Dates

Festival Package $359
no concessions

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