TROUT

  • Daylesford
  • Yackandandah
  • Horsham
  • Mildura
  • Warragul

Experience the beauty and majesty of Schubert’s epic Trout Quintet with world-class pianist Stefan Cassomenos and the core members of the MCO. Written during a summer in the Austrian countryside, the sunny and care-free buoyancy is heard throughout the work, with the centrepiece being the sublime theme and variations based on one of Schubert’s most popular songs that gave this Quintet its nickname. This is a virtuosic tour de force for all instrumentalists, one of those pieces that sweeps players and audiences away.

Music is a true inspirer, for audiences, players, and for the composers themselves. We celebrate that inspiration in a very exciting way by presenting the world premiere performances of Stefan’s reflection on the Trout Quintet. This is a rare opportunity to delve inside the world of the composer as a performer and the inspiration behind their work.

The first movement of Hummel’s fiery First Piano Quintet opens the concert, itself the inspiration for Schubert’s Quintet with this unusual combination of violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano. A student of Mozart and much loved by Beethoven, Hummel was one of the most dazzling pianists of his time. It is this energy that dances off the page, leading one to well understand how it inspired Schubert to write The Trout.

For performances in Yackandandah, Horsham, Mildura, and Warragul, pianist and composer Stefan Cassomenos will present a short pre-concert talk commencing 30mins prior to the start of the performance. This talk is included in the price of admission, and – aside from purchasing a ticket – no registration is necessary.

14 September–22 September 24

WHERE + WHEN

  • DAYLESFORD Sat 14 Sep 2024 2:30pm Daylesford Town Hall

     

    (Presented as part of our chamber music festival, A Feast of Music)

     

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  • YACKANDANDAH Wed 18 Sep 2024 7:30pm Yackandandah Town Hall

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  • HORSHAM Fri 20 Sep 2024 7:30pm Horsham Town Hall

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  • MILDURA Sat 21 Sep 2024 4:00pm Mildura Arts Centre

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  • WARRAGUL Sun 22 Sep 2024 2:30pm Wesley of Warragul

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THE PLAYERS

STEFAN CASSOMENOS PIANO
SOPHIE ROWELL VIOLIN I
BLAIR HARRIS CELLO
EMMA SULLIVAN DOUBLE BASS

THE MUSIC

  • JOHANN NEPOMUK HUMMEL Piano Quintet in D minor Op74 – Allegro con spirito

  • STEFAN CASSOMENOS *World Premiere of MCO Commission^

  • FRANZ SCHUBERT Piano Quintet in A major “Trout” D667

  • ^with thanks to the Robert Salzer Foundation

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