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23 July - 1 August 2021

Artistic Director Kathryn Stott

ABC Classic week

ABC Classic Week

Commencing Monday 3 August, ABC Classic will broadcast a wonderful week of Festival concerts. Each day, from Monday through to Sunday, tune in to listen to a concert from one of the past three Festivals.

The concerts, artists and composers are all listed below to refresh your memory.

ABC Classic are a valued partner of the Festival. They record a number of our concerts each year and we are thrilled that they will present these concert recordings over the week - the week that would have been AFCM 2020!

Let us know you’re watching by signing up below and for a chance to win a free digital pass to our next online Festival.

Monday 3 August, 1pm - AFCM 2019 Opening Night Concert – Creations

Eric CoatesBird Songs at Eventide with Lotte Betts-Dean and Aura Go
Graham FitkinRecur for harp and string quartet (Australian premiere) with Ruth Wall and Goldner String Quartet
Jean FrançaixDixtuor for wind and string quintet with Sally Walker, David Griffiths, Rachael Clegg, Martin Kuuskmann, Ben Jacks, Liza Ferschtman, Elizabeth Layton, Christopher Moore, Timo Veikko-Valve, Roberto Carrillo-Garcia
Bright ShengThree songs for Violoncello and pipa with Johannes Moser and Wu Man
Gabriel FauréPiano Quartet No.2 in G minor, Op.45 with Kathryn Stott, Yura Lee, Jennifer Stumm and Svetlana Bogosavljevic

Tuesday 4 August, 1pm - AFCM 2019 Sunset Series Concert - Czech It Out!

Leoš Janáček  - Concertino with Charles Owen, David Griffiths, Martin Kuuskmann, Ben Jacks, Alexandra Conunova, Elizabeth Layton and Christopher Moore
David PopperRequiem for three cellos and piano, Op.66 with Johannes Moser, Julian Smiles, Timo-Veikko Valve and Aura Go
Aaron Copeland – Old American Songs with Lotte Betts-Dean and Timothy Young
Antonin DvořákString Quartet No.12 in F major, Op.96 B179, (American)  with Goldner String Quartet

Wednesday 5 August, 1pm - AFCM 2018 Evening Series - Life Force

Giovanni SollimaVioloncelles, Vibrez! Cello octet – István Várdai, Guy Johnston, Howard Penny, Liam Meany, Julian Smiles, Eliza Sdraulig, Vicky Zhang, Caleb Wong
Franz SchubertString Quartet No.14 D810 Death and the Maiden with Goldner String Quartet
Oliver MessiaenQuartet for the end of time – Julian Bliss, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Guy Johnston and Timothy Young

Wednesday 5 August, 8pm - AFCM 2017 Bach by Candlelight 1

Johann Sebastian BachToccata in C Minor, BWV 911 with Jayson Gillham
Bach arr. Joseph Rheinberger and Max RegerAria with Several Variations (Goldberg Variations) BWV 988 with Mahan Esfahani and James Crabb

Thursday 6 August, 1pm - AFCM 2017 Evening Series - German Romantics

Johannes BrahmsPiano Quartet No.3 in C minor, Op.60 with Orli Shaham, Francesca Dego, Christopher Moore and Jiri Barta
Richard Strauss arr. James LedgerFour Last Songs with Natalie Peluso, Dimity Hall, Jack Liebeck, Irina Morozova, Christopher Moore, Julian Smiles, Francis Gouton, Kirsty McCahon, Prudence Davis, Jeffrey Crellin, Philip Arkinstall, Jack Schiller, Martin Owen, Kathryn Stott and conducted by James Crabb
Robert SchumannPiano Quintet in E flat, Op.44 with Orava Quartet and Jayson Gillham


Thursday 6 August, 8pm - AFCM 2017 Bach by Candlelight 2

Johann Sebastian BachLute Suite in E minor, BWV 996 with Alice Giles
Bach arr. Timothy Constable - Partita No.3 in E major, BWV 1006 with Timothy Constable
Bach Concerto for flute, violin and harpsichord in A minor, BWV 1044 with Prudence Davis, Francesca Dego, Mahan Esfahani, Dimity Hall, Daniel Kowalik, Christopher Moore, Francis Gouton and Kirsty McCahon
BachCantata Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen, BWV 32 with Natalie Peluso, Henk Neven, Jeffrey Crellin, Orava Quartet, Kirsty McCahon, Mahan Esfahani and Amadeus Singers
BachBrandenburg Concerto No.2 in F major, BWV 1047 with Tristram Williams, Genevieve Lacy, Jeffrey Crellin, Jack Liebeck, Goldner String Quartet, Kirsty McCahon and Mahan Esfahani

Saturday 8 August, 1pm - AFCM 2018 Governor's Gala - Exotic Excursions

Julian YuPassacaglia after Biber with Grace Clifford
Maurice RavelRapsodie espagnole for piano four hands with Timothy Young and Katya Apekisheva
Ralph Vaughan WilliamsSongs of Travel with Roderick Williams and Daniel de Borah
Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskySouvenir de Florence Op.70 with Alexander Sitkovetsky, Karen Gomyo, Lars Anders Tomter, Tobias Breider, Istvan Vardai and Guy Johnston

Sunday 9 August, 1pm - AFCM 2019 Evening Series - A Tale of Two Cities: Moscow/Paris

Sergei RachmaninoffPiano Trio elegiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op.9 with Liza Ferschtman, Timo-Veikko Valve and Timothy Young
Guillame de MachautDouce Dame Jolie with Ruth Wall
Ernest ChaussonChanson perpetuelle for voice and piano quintet, Op.37 with Lotte Betts-Dean, Kathryn Stott, Alexandra Conunova, Elizabeth Layton, Christopher Moore and Svetlana Bogosavljevic
Jean FrançaixCinq danses exotiques for saxophone and piano with Amy Dickson and Aura Go
Frédéric ChopinSonata for cello and piano in G minor, Op.65 with Johannes Moser and Charles Owen

We have a double pass to giveaway to our next online Festival, please register your interest below and let us know your favourite ABC Classic concert - if you can choose!

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