Sun, 08 May | Fitters' Workshop

The Last Mile

This event is part of the Canberra International Music Festival, in association with the Australian National University School of Music. Programme: Ludwig van Beethoven, Witold Lutoslawski, and Camille Saint-Saëns.
The Last Mile

Time & Location

08 May, 7:30 pm AEST
Fitters' Workshop, Printers Way, Kingston ACT 2604, Australia

About the event

Always ready to lend a hand, Beethoven’s friends sought to bring him new audiences by transcribing his pieces. In Hummel’s case, he should not have bothered. But the result became a delightfully frolicking ride into the Austrian fields led by Skye McIntosh’s happy band of the Australian Haydn Ensemble. A final Polish salute precedes the frivolity of Saint-Saëns’ ever-popular animal fantasy, when a parade of Festival artists join Jonathan Biggins for a zany finish.

Programme

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no. 6, Pastoral, arr. Hummel

–Interval–

Witold Lutoslawski: Paganini Variations

Camille Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals

Artists

Australian Haydn Ensemble

Sally Walker, flute

Naoto Segawa, percussion

Ben Ward, double bass

New Zealand String Quartet

Edward and Stephanie Neeman, piano

With Jonathan Biggins, actor

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