Ensemble Q A Birthday Party for Franck

28 Jun 2022
Conservatorium Theatre, QCGU
1 hour 40 minutes
(including interval, subject to change without notice)

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Concession, Donor/Griffith Alumni/Parents of Young Con Students, Groups

Celebrating the 200th birthday of Cesar Franck, we have chosen a birthday party of works by his teacher (Anton Reicha), friends (Vincent D’Indy and Saint-Saëns), and students (Vincent D’Indy and Guillaume Lekeu).

The Franck piano quintet is deeply romantic and stunningly beautiful, answered in birthday party fashion by a group of works with the spirit of the party. The Lekeu features a walk-on performance, started by only the violin and cello in tuning mode, and ending with a glorious if not slightly tongue in cheek finale involving the entire ensemble plus a few extra strings thrown in.


Franck Piano Quintet
Reicha Wind Quintet no 2
D’Indy Suite in Olden Style
Saint-Saens Danse Macabre arr. Farrington
Lekeu Fantaisie contrapuntique sur un cramignon liégeois 


Ensemble Q, featuring

Daniel de Borah, piano
Natsuko Yoshimoto, violin
Anne Horton, violin
Imants Larsens, viola
Trish Dean, cello
Phoebe Russell, double bass
Huw Jones, oboe
Paul Dean, clarinet
David Mitchell, bassoon
Peter Luff, French horn
Sarah Butler, trumpet
Jacob Enoka, percussion

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