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Season 2017: Song and Dance


Monday 17 July 6pm

Melbourne Recital Centre: Salon

Violin, viola, clarinet, oboe, flute and double bass: come and join these unconventional dance partners as we scurry and scamper, glide, stomp, lean and leap into the possibilities afforded by a startling array of wind and string partnerships, in the skilled hands of some of the twentieth century's greatest composers.

Erwin Schulhoff - Concertino for flute, viola and double bass

Alberto Ginastera - Duo for flute and oboe Op.13

Elliott Carter - "Esprit Rude/Esprit Doux"  for clarinet and flute

Sergei Prokofiev - Quintet Op.39 for oboe, clarinet,  violin, viola and double bass

Anna Webb, viola

Esther Toh, double bass

Renae Stavely, oboe

Alexandra Castle, flute

Steph Wake-Dyster, clarinet


Melbourne – Melbourne Recital Centre, July 17

Adelaide – Watch this space


Hear Schumann’s wonderfully lyrical Piano Quartet alongside the sublime singing sonorities of the basset horn. As well as showcasing this beautiful instrument, and revealing it in partnership with its clarinet cousin, this program traces, in a quick sketch, the development of classical music into the romantic era.

WA Mozart - Quintet for clarinet, basset horn and string trio, K580b (unfinished, completed by Franz Beyer) 
Felix Mendelssohn - Konzertstuck no.2 Op.114 for clarinet, basset horn and piano
Robert Schumann - Piano Quartet, Op.47

Robert Schubert, basset horn

Steph Wake-Dyster, clarinet

Akemi Schubert, piano

Ben Dollman, violin

Anna Webb, viola

Kim Worley, cello


Adelaide – Watch this space

Kegelstatt Ensemble

Now in its twelfth year of concerts in Adelaide, and in 2014 appearing for the first time in Melbourne, Kegelstatt Ensemble is comprised of gifted and passionate musicians who work together joyfully and fruitfully in bringing great chamber music to life. 

Kegelstatt (skittle alley) is the subtitle of Mozart’s trio for clarinet, viola and piano, composed, according to legend, in a single day after a game of skittles with friends. The themes of friendship and pleasure inherent in Mozart’s skittle alley story are central to the Kegelstatt philosophy, along with a mission to discover and present rare and great chamber music for unusual combinations of instruments, at the highest standard and with the utmost artistic integrity.

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