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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.

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The Last Mile
The Last Mile

Time & Location

08 May 2022, 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.


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


Witold Lutoslawski: Paganini Variations

Camille Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals


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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