When:Sunday 2 June, 2019
An afternoon of classical music
What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon – listening to classical music as you sip your favourite aperitif – and take in the sunset over beautiful Lake Tuggeranong.
Hear some of Canberra’s finest up and coming young musicians in the opening concert (3.30-4.30pm) followed by the main concert (5.00pm) featuring the celebrated New England Ensemble and guests performing a program of classical favourites including Saint-Saëns’ delightfully witty Carnival of the Animals.
3.30pm – The Lakeside Lodge : RISING YOUNG STARS
Get into the mood with an hour of beautiful music performed by outstanding young musicians from the ANU School of Music including various combinations of harp, guitar, oboe, soprano, tuba and piano. Presented in the relaxed atmosphere of the Lodge overlooking Lake Tuggeranong, drinks will also be available during this concert.
5.00 pm – Theatre : CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS – PLUS
featuring the New England Ensemble and guests
A truly captivating program of classical favourites for music lovers and the whole family, the centerpiece of this concert is Camille Saint-Saëns’ ever popular Carnival of the Animals plus.
Saint-Saëns’ witty musical portraits of the various animals (and humans) will be accompanied by narration of Ogden Nash’s highly amusing, tongue in cheek poems in this version for strings and duo pianists.
In addition, Debussy’s delightful Petite Suite will be played in the seldom heard piano quintet version, as well as selections from Schubert’s Trout Quintet and more. Echoing the Tuggeranong Centre’s CONTRA theme for this year –the contrabass features throughout the program.
The New England Ensemble
Andrew Lorenz, violin
Robert Harris, viola
Janis Laurs, cello
Wendy Lorenz, piano
and special guests
Dorit Herskovits, contrabass
Edward Neeman, piano
Tickets (price includes both concerts):