In 2016, Kegelstatt explores the concept of 'New Sounds', resuming our excavation of chamber music masterworks for unusual instrumental combinations. We look at composers who turned to the indigenous music of their homelands to find their authentic voice.
New Sounds for a New World
The first white settlers in North America sought to break-free of the European art-music tradition. In doing so, they found inspiration in the wide-open landscapes of the USA, in the strength of religious freedom, and in the music of the Indigenous cultures who were there before them.
BRESNICK: *** for clarinet, viola and piano
IVES: Largo for clarinet, violin and piano
COPLAND: Sonata for violin and piano
MUCZYNSKI: Fantasy Trio for clarinet, cello and piano
COPLAND: Piano Quartet
with special guests Jenny Khafagi (violin) and Kim Worley (cello)
New Sounds from Ancient Lands
Sunday, June 26, 4.30pm
As the 20th-century developed, composers sought to assert their native land’s identity through music. Fairy-tales, folk-songs and street-bands were all appropriated as a matter of patriotic pride, resulting in music that makes a joyful and clangorous noise – celebrating a nation’s past and helping to define its future.
VILLA-LOBOS: Chôros 2 for flute and clarinet
ROUSSEL: Trio for flute, viola and cello, Op.40
KHACHATURIAN: Trio for clarinet, violin and piano
COPLAND: 2 Threnodies
KAPUSTIN: Trio for flute, cello and piano, Op.86
with special guests Janet Anderson (violin), Alexandra Castle (flute) and Louise McKay (cello)
Now in its eleventh year of concerts in Adelaide, and in 2014 appearing for the first time in Melbourne, Kegelstatt Ensemble is comprised of gifted and passionate young 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.
The core trio is augmented by talented friends and colleagues according to the instrumentation of the chosen repertoire for each programme.
Stephanie completed her Master of Music in performance studying with Robert Schubert (fmr. Principal Clarinet, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa), followed by a year of a Professional Diploma in Orchestral Studies with Gregory Smith (Clarinettist, Chicago Symphony Orchestra).
Leigh enjoys a reputation as a “musician of rare talent and intelligence”, and is one of Australia’s busiest and most sought-after pianists, being named The Advertiser ‘2008 Musician of the Year’.
Anna is an Honours graduate from the Elder Conservatorium in Adelaide, where she studied with Keith Crellin and William Hennessy. She performs extensively as a chamber musician in Melbourne and Adelaide, and was a founding member of Zephyr Quartet and Kegelstatt Ensemble.