The Australian Chamber Orchestra presents Mozart & Brahms starring Pekka Kuusisto, Matthew Hunt and ACO Collective

ACO Collective Concert

Presented by NORPA and Telstra

Sunday 3 September 2017

2.30pm

$20-55 + booking fee

Theatre, Lismore City Hall

ABOUT THE SHOW

Britain’s leading clarinetist, Matthew Hunt, joins violinist Pekka Kuusisto and ACO Collective in Mozart & Brahms.

Brahms came out of retirement to write the Clarinet Quintet after hearing Richard Mühlfeld play. Brahms modelled his quintet on Mozart’s, to create a work that is clearly written from the heart.

Britain’s leading clarinetist, Matthew Hunt, joins violinist Pekka Kuusisto and ACO Collective as the soloist for Brahms’ soulful Clarinet Quintet.

Brahms came out of retirement to write the Clarinet Quintet after hearing Richard Mühlfeld play. Brahms modelled his quintet on Mozart’s, to create a work that is clearly written from the heart. The clarinet’s mellow and haunting sound suited Brahms’ musical temperament and it was perfect for expressing the autumnal mood of his later years.

Bartók too was writing from his soul. But rather than stripping it bare, his Divertimento was a diversion from the pervasive gloom of his surroundings.

Program
MOZART Divertimento in D major, K.136
BARTÓK Divertimento
BRAHMS (arr. strings) Clarinet Quintet in B minor
Artists
Pekka Kuusisto Director
Matthew Hunt Clarinet
ACO Collective

The toe-tapping Finn shares much with ACO artistic director Richard Tognetti, radiating enthusiasm as he transitions seamlessly between solo and tutti roles.”
The Age on Pekka Kuusisto

“If you’re looking for the finest young string players in this country and, most probably, well beyond, this is where you’ll find them.” 
Australian stage online on ACO collective

TICKETS

Adult $55
Senior/Concession/Groups 4+ $49
Under 25 $25

NORPA Subscribers
Adult $44
Senior/Concession/Groups 4+ $40
Under 25 $20
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Allocated seating (numbered tickets).
Please note there is a $3.30 booking fee per transaction (not per ticket) for all ticket purchases.

PATRON ADVICE

Recommended for 8 years+.
Duration is 90 minutes (including a 20 minute interval).

BAR AND DINER

The Bank Cafe Diner will be open from 6pm. They will be offering main meals, share plates and desserts. (There will always be vegetarian and gluten free options available). The seasonal menu will be confirmed one week before the performance date.

Lismore City Hall has indoor and outdoor dining options.

Our licensed bar will be open from 6pm, and also during and after the show. Drinks purchased from the bar are permitted inside the theatre. Sorry, no BYO.