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Some forthcoming Australian concerts and performances featuring the music of Bizet:

Australian Chamber Orchestra - Images of Spain
Cellist from Australian Chamber Orchestra

The Australian Chamber Orchestra continue their long established tradition of imaginative programming of fine music. White Hat suspects that this program will gain  some new followers of classical music from amongst jazz fans, and also some new appreciation of fine jazz, and also some new appreciation of fine jazz from amongst classical music followers.

During the Middle Ages, Spain became a melting pot of cultures with the locals being influenced the musical instruments and idions of the Sephardic Jews and the Moors. The resulting and evolving Spanish musical styles had an enduring ‘exotic’ appeal for other European composers who often paid it homage. It was also to cross-fertilize with further idioms with the spread of the Spanish and Portuguese Empires. Not surprisingly its influence is also to be heard in certain jazz and popular music.

Richard Tognetti leads the ACO for this musical exploration, and they are joined by a jazz quartet, featuring pianist Matt McMahon and trumpeter Phil Slater.

  • Debussy Images pour orchestre: 2. Ibéria: I. Par les rues et les chemins
  • Boccherini String Quintet in C major, G.324 “Night music of the streets of Madrid”: Selections
  • Ravel (arr. Tognetti) Violin Sonata No.2: II. Blues. Moderato
  • Bizet (arr. Shchedrin) Carmen Suite: Selections
  • Traditional Sephardic music, incl. Yo era niña de casa alta
  • Miles Davis Sketches of Spain: Solea
  • Chick Corea Spain

Newcastle - Newcastle City Hall - Thu 31 Mar 7.30pm
Canberra - Llewellyn Hall - Sat 2 Apr 8pm
Melbourne - Arts Centre Melbourne - Sun 3 Apr 2.30pm; Mon 4 Apr 7.30pm
Sydney - City Recital Hall - Tue 5 Apr 8pm; Wed 6 Apr 7pm; Fri 8 Apr 1.30pm; Sat 9 Apr 7pm; Sun 10 Apr 2pm
Brisbane - QPAC Concert Hall - Mon 11 Apr 7pm
Wollongong - Wollongong Town Hall - Wed 13 Apr 7.30pm

Pricing and online ticket sales available on Australian Chamber Orchestra website

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Selected Sheet Music by Bizet

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