Presented by Musica Viva Australia
A journey through musical fairytales, Fantasia mixes the talents of legendary clarinettist Sabine Meyer with the Alliage Quintett, a unique ensemble of four saxophones and a grand piano. On this rare trip to Australia, Sabine’s rightful status as one of the world’s great clarinet soloists is shown in a new light as she joins the Alliage Quintett in walking the perfect line between serious virtuosity and light-hearted entertainment.
Both opulent and intimate in its appeal, this unexpected combination comes together to offer an extraordinary range of colours, orchestral in scope but with all the intimacy of the best chamber music. Follow a path full of wonder and dramatic characters including Bernstein’s exuberant Candide, Dukas’ unlucky little magician, and Russian fables reimagined by Stravinsky and Borodin.
Sabine Meyer clarinet
|Daniel Gauthier||soprano saxophone|
|Hayrapet Arakelyan||alto saxophone|
|Simon Hanrath||tenor saxophone|
|Sebastian Pottmeier||baritone saxophone|
|Jang Eun Bae||piano|
BERNSTEIN arr Sobol Overture to Candide
DUKAS arr Schottstädt The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
SHOSTAKOVICH arr Atovmyan Prelude & Gavotte (from Five Pieces)
BORODIN arr Gassot/Pépin Polovtsian Dances (Prince Igor)
MILHAUD Scaramouche - Vif, Modéré, Brazileira: Mouvement de samba
SHOSTAKOVICH arr Atovmyan Waltz, Elegy & Polka (from Five Pieces)
STRAVINSKY arr Gottschick The Firebird
Finishes approx. 9:30pm
Includes 20 min. interval
Times are approximate and subject to change at any time.
Pre-Concert Talk 6:45PM (Speaker TBC)
Prior to the concert, join fellow music lovers and discover some of the intricate moments within the evening's program.
Additional Ticketing Information
Under 30 and Student Rush Tickets
- Under 30 tickets are $30 for anyone aged 30 years and under for Musica Viva concerts. A valid proof of ID must be presented.
- $15 Student Rush tickets are available at the box office an hour before each concert. A valid full-time student ID card must be presented upon purchase to receive the discount.
Concessions apply to full-time mature age students, means-tested Australian pensioners (Aged, Disability, Veteran’s Affairs and Supporting Parent), Seniors Card Holders WITH a government health care card, and all other Health Care card holders.
10% discount applies to the subscribers of the following:
- Musica Viva Australia
- West Australian Symphony Orchestra
- Black Swan State Theatre Company
- WA Opera
- WA Ballet
- St Georges Cathedral Concert Series
Please call Box Office on 9231 9999 or visit us in person to take advantage of this special offer. ID must be presented when collecting tickets.