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    Cygnus Arioso Winter Gala 2024


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    The Cygnus Arioso Winter Gala is a celebration of our extended musical family, bringing together our cherished musical collaborators for an afternoon of effervescent music-making. We hear two works of Mahler: first the Adagietto from his 5th symphony spotlighting harpist Will Nichols before we are joined by acclaimed mezzo-soprano Ashlyn Tymms for his sublime Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen. The Cygnus Arioso String Orchestra shines in an expanded version of Wolf’s Italian Serenade, before again adding harp for Schoenberg's atmospheric and melodic Notturno. Bassist Oakley Paul stars alongside Cygnus Arioso director Akiko Miyazawa in Bottesini’s rollicking Gran Duo Concertante, and Boccherini’s 7th Cello Concerto showcases young sensation Isaac Davis. Perth-born trumpeter Fletcher Cox and WASO principal cor anglais Jonathan Ryan beguile in Copland’s Quiet City, before Fletcher reprises Lachlan Skipworth’s trumpet concerto Altiora Peto, promising an uplifting conclusion to this unmissable event.

    Program

    Aaron Copland : Quiet City

    Luigi Boccherini : Cello Concerto No. 7 in G Major, G. 480

    Hugo Wolf : Italian Serenade in G Major WWXV/3

    Arnold Schönberg : Notturno for Strings and Harp

    = Interval =

    Giovanni Bottesini : Grand Duo Concertante for Violin and Double Bass

    Gustav Mahler : Symphony No. 5, 4th Mov. Adagietto. Sehr langsam

    Gustav Mahler : Rückert-Lieder " Ich bin der Welt Abhanden gekommen"

    Lachlan Skipworth : Trumpet Concerto "Altiora Peto"


    Soloists

    Ashlyn Tymms (Mezzo-Soprano)

    Fletcher Cox (Trumpet)

    Jonathan Ryan (Col Anglais)

    Isaac Davis (Cello)

    Oakley Paul (Double Bass)

    Akiko Miyazawa (Violin)

    CA Strings

    Violin

    Akiko Miyazawa, William Huxable, Karen Matoba, Helena O'sullivan, Lisa Smith, Anika Collins, Monica Rallabhandi

    Viola

    Erica Ketterer, Daniel Corvaia, Alice Hawksworth

    Cello

    Isaac Davis, Jeremy Garside, Miranda Murray-Yong, Zoe Hawksworth

    Double Bass

    Oakley Paul, Jack Charles


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