A complimentary double pass will be available to the first Clasax member to email clasaxvictoria@gmail.com with the subject line ‘Meyer’.

  • 7.00pm
  • Tuesday February 27, Saturday March 3
  • Melbourne Recital Centre

A journey through musical fairytales, Fantasia mixes the talents of legendary clarinettist Sabine Meyer with the Alliage Quintett, a unique ensemble of four saxophones and a grand piano. On this rare trip to Australia, Sabine’s rightful status as one of the world’s great clarinet soloists is shown in a new light as she joins the Alliage Quintett in walking the perfect line between serious virtuosity and light-hearted entertainment. Both opulent and intimate in its appeal, this unexpected combination comes together to offer an extraordinary range of colours, orchestral in scope but with all the intimacy of the best chamber music. Follow a path full of wonder and dramatic characters including Bernstein’s exuberant Candide, Dukas’ unlucky little magician, and Russian fables reimagined by Stravinsky and Borodin.

Alliage Quintett
Daniel Gauthier soprano saxophone
Hayrapet Arakelyan alto saxophone
Simon Hanrath tenor saxophone
Sebastian Pottmeier baritone saxophone
Jang Eun Bae piano

Program

‘FANTASIA’
BERNSTEIN (arr Sobol) – Overture to Candide
DUKAS (arr Schottstädt)The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
SHOSTAKOVICH (arr Atovmyan) – Prelude & Gavotte (from Five Pieces)
MILHAUD (arr Pottmeier)Scaramouche
STRAVINSKY (arr Gottschick) – The Firebird
SHOSTAKOVICH (arr Atovmyan) – Waltz, Elegy & Polka (from Five Pieces)
BORODIN (arr Gassot/Pépin) – Polovtsian Dances (Prince Igor)

1hr 25min, including interval