Join Australia’s finest cellists on a musical journey that reveals the amazing diversity of cello music.
Arvo Paart Fratres
de Palestrina Sicut Cervus
Vivaldi Double Cello Concerto, First Movement
Carl Vine Inner World
Georg Goltermann Serenade
Rimsky-Korsakov Flight of the Bumblebee
Volatinsky Trio Selected works
Grandage , Robinson and Grayling
Grandage Arrangements for 4 cellos
and the voice of Fiona Campbell
Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasilieras No 5.
2hr 30 min with interval
Players & Makers, Sat 22 Feb, 10am
Paul Davies, Mel Robinson and Rachel Johnston present a history of the cello from early viols to today’s electro-acoustic hybrids. Join us as we explore the evolution of the instrument and imagine its future. Musically illustrated with an array of exquisite works from Bach and Barrierre through to contemporary pieces.
Composer and Cellist, Sat 22 Feb, 11am
What happens when a player picks up the pen? Iain Grandage leads us through the development of cello music as driven by player-composers from Boccherini to contemporary writers such as himself. With plenty of musical moments provided by Iain and other Playmakers musicians.
Singer and Player, Sun 23 Feb, 10am
Mel Robinson and Peter Grayling take the cello out of the concert hall and the concert hall out of the cello. They discuss improvisation, singing while playing and finding your nonclassical groove.
Local Cello Heroes, Sun 23 Feb, 11am
Albany-raised cellist Kiersten Fage meets visiting Playmakers cellists in a master class that reveals the behind-the-scenes instruction and advice that builds great players. The master class will give valuable insights to students, teachers and professional musicians.
Image: Andrew Halsall supplied by City of Albany
26 Feb-1 March 2014
With raw passion and aching delicacy Opus fuses the contemporary circus of Australia’s finest, with dynamic live music.
22-23 Feb 2014
Playmakers brings some of the finest Australian players and makers to celebrate the versatility, joy and inspiration of one of the most sublime v...
Sun 23 Feb 2014
While remaining true to their Irish roots, Altan imbues the music of their homeland with a fresh and bewitching charm.