Save the Sea

July 16, 2017 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Australia/Hobart Timezone
Farrall Centre, Friends School
395 Argyle St
North Hobart TAS 7000

Combined concert with Hobart Wind Symphony and Hungarian conductor Laszlo Marosi

The Conductor

Our very special guest for this concert is Hungarian conductor, Laszlo Marosi. He is a great advocate and champion of contemporary music, especially the music of his home country. He has collaborated closely with composers (and soloists) and premièred many new works for wind band and orchestra and has been at the helm of dozens of commercial recordings of new music. Dr Marosi has received many awards for his contribution to contemporary music; for his publications and recordings of the music of Frigyes Hidas; and for his international conducting activities – the most recent of these in October last year: the Peace Ambassador Award from “Mil milenios de Paz” -­‐ Fundacion PEA -­‐ UNESCO, Argentina.

The Music

Suite for Concert Band   Frigyes Hidas (1928 -­‐2007)
This delightful work opens with a festive fanfare followed by a playful scherzo, a lugubrious funeral cortège and, an elegant and lovely waltz.

Senza Sordino   Kamilló Lendvay (1928 – 2016)
Solo trumpet – Simon Reade
Opening with the trumpet playing a contemplative, quasi-­‐improvisation over simple touches of colour from the band, the piece moves seamlessly into a moto perpetuo for the soloist underlined with strong, rhythmic interjections from the band. Instantly engaging and exciting!

Timon of Athens   Ferenc Farkas (1905 – 2000)
This suite drawn from the incidental music to Shakespeare’s play beautifully conjures up the atmosphere of Greek antiquity. The three movements are: Alcibiades’ March; Dinner Music; and Dance.

Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet   Gyorgy Ligeti (1923 – 2006)
Witty, dramatic, lyrical, energetic, rhythmically intense – and extremely difficult to play! The fifth piece is dedicated to the memory of Béla Bartók.

Save the Sea   Frigyes Hidas (1928 – 2007)
A richly textured symphony depicting the many moods of the sea – from the beautifully serene to the tempestuous – this work will be presented by the combined forces of the Hobart Wind Symphony and the Derwent Valley Concert Band – 100+ musicians! A huge, brilliant conclusion to the afternoon.

The Venue
The most comfortable and audience-­‐friendly venue in Hobart:
the Farrall Centre, Friends’ School
Admission $15 and $10
Refreshments available
Sunday July 16, 2.30pm