Festival Program

Each day features concerts and masterclasses from Australian and International artists, traders displays and demonstrations. If you wish, you can play in a massed clarinet or saxophone ensemble which will perform on Wednesday. Below you will find a program summary as well as detailed repertoire for each of the concerts.

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Read the programs below or download a PDF. Updated June 23.

Sunday 3rd of July

1.30 Bass Clarinet Recital Phil Everall
King Friday

Simon Burgers

Well You Needn’t
Monk/Nathan Koci

Scott Miller


5.00 Jazz Recital Andy Firth (NSW)
‘Flying Fingers’
with Joe Ruberto – Piano
Geoff Kluke – Bass
Dean Cooper – Drums

11:00 Clarinet Recital Jeremy Reynolds (USA) Mitchell Leigh Piano (Qld)

“Eternal Garden, Four Songs for Clarinet and Piano”
David Maslanka (b. 1943)
1. Lamentation
2. On Chestnut Hill
3. Elegy: August 6, 1945
4. Eternal Garden

Hommage a Johann Sebastian Bach
Béla Kovács (b. 1937)

Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano
Joseph Horovitz (b. 1926)
1. Allegro calmato
2. Lento, quasi andante
3. Con brio

12:30 Clarinet Quartet Recital Clarity (Vic)
Ian Blake

What Goes Around Comes Around
Sandra France

Burnished Silver
Elana Kats-Chernin

Second Door on the Left
Elana Kats-Chernin

Kwon Song
Elana Kats-Chernin

Pink Breasted Robin
Elana Kats-Chernin

1:30 Clarinet & Saxophone Competition Final
Listen to the semi-finalists compete for $3,000 in prizes.
u18 Clarinet Competition
u18 Saxophone Competition
u30 Clarinet Competition
u30 Saxophone Competition

Sponsored by Melbourne Brass and Woodwind
Supported by Reed Music

11:00 New World Quartet (China)
Ao Kun – Soprano Saxophone
Kay Zhang – Alto Saxophone
Allan Yang – Tenor Saxophone
Yusheng Li – Baritone Saxophone
Inna Hu – Piano

Bird and Sea
Xu ZhiBing (Australia premiere)

Suite du Tango
Astor Piazzolla

Flowing River
Yun Nan Folk song arr. Dan Chen

Overture of Spring Festival
Huanzhi Li arr. Yusheng Li

4:00 Saxophone Recital Bird’s Apprentices (QLD)
Concerto for 2 Violins – First Movement
J.S. Bach

Concerto for 2 Violins in A Minor

Concerto for 24 Violins in B Minor

Divertimento K136

Symphony No. 40 – First Movement

Suite from Carmen


Monday 4th July

11:00 Clarinet Recital Ros Dunlop (NSW)

Frenzy & Folly, Fire & Joy
Graham Hair

John Rimmer

New Work
Kirsty Beilharz (World Premiere)

You Can Take it Anywhere
Judy Bailey

Papua Merdeka
Martin Wesley-Smith

Nigel Westlake

12:30 Clarinet Recital Peter Jenkin (NSW)
David Howie – Piano
Isang Yun

3 Preludes transcribed Jenkins
Alexander Scriabin

Russian Rag
Elena Kats-Cherin

Concert Fantasy on Themes from Verdi’s La Traviata
Donato Lovreglio

Bulgar Frailach

2:00 Clarinet Recital Alan Vivian (ACT)
Timothy Young – Piano
After You, Mr Gershwin
Gershwin arr. Kovacs

Concerto No. 2 2nd Movement, Adagio
Louis Spohr

Francis Poulenc

Il Convegno (with David Griffiths)

3:30 Saxophone Recital
Barega Saxophone Quartet (Qld)

Le Tombeau de Couperin
Maurice Ravel arr. Christoph Enzel
(Southern Hemisphere Premiere)
I Prelude
II Forlane
III Menuet
IV Rigaudon

Tower of the Winds
Andrew Ball
I Zephyrus
II Boreas
III Eurus
IV Notus (World Premiere)

3 Pieces for Saxophone Quartet
Louise Denson (World Premiere)
I Pondside
II Star Of
III Green Tristano

6 Bagatelles
Gyorgy Ligeti arr. Fabio Oehrli
I Allegro Con Spirito
II Rubato Lamentoso
III Allegro Grazioso
IV Presto Ruvido
V Adagio Mesto
VI Molto Vivace Cappricioso

12:30 Saxophone Recital
Queensland Sax Ensemble
Di Tolmie (Qld)
Viimesen Kerran traditional Finnish Song
arranged Olaf Mulenhardt

Selections from Pictures at and Exhibition
Mussourgsky arr. Schulze

The Heat of the Day
Pat Metheney arr. Andrew Ball

New York Counterpoint
Steve Reich

Tatsuya Yoshida arr. Andrew Ball

2:00 Saxophone Recital
Katia Beaugeais (NSW)
David Howie – piano
Kmaatrigaery (2009) Duet for 2 Soprano Saxophones with Michael Duke
Stephen Yates

Sounds from Bondi (2011) for Soprano Saxophone (Australian premiere)
Saxophone Katia Beaugeais

Etude No. 2 & 10, Op. 188 for Alto Saxophone & Piano
Charles Koechlin

Sound Box (2008) for Soprano Saxophone
Katia Beaugeais

Shaping the Curve (1990) for Soprano Sax & Piano
Michael Nyman

Ulpirra (1993) for Soprano Saxophone
Ross Edwards

3:00 Clasax Clarinet Choir Recital (Vic)
Conducted by JoAnn Griffiths
Licorice Licks
Arthur Frackenpohl

An American in Paris
George Gershwin arr. by Nicholas Chave
Olympic Prelude
Sy Brandon

Jupiter-Gustav Holst arr. Richard Jensen
Charleston Medley-arr. Philip Buttall

4:30 Saxophone Recital
Continuum Sax (NSW)

Video Game Dreaming
Matthew Hindson

Prokofiev arr. James Nightingale (World Premiere)

My Waltz is Longer
Martin Kay

Heartbreakers for Saxophone Quartet and Soundtrack with VideoS
Jacob TV

10:00 Clarinet Recital Lawrence Dobell (NSW)
Sarah Morse ‘cello
David Howie piano
Trio op 11

Abime des oiseaux from Quatuor pour la fin du temps

Nino Rota

11:00 Saxophone Recital Rompduo
Barry Cockcroft (Vic) and Adam Pinto (WA)

Proudly Supported by Reed Music

Voyages (2007)
Charlotte Harding (Australian Premiere)
1 – Open Waters
2 – Too Far from Home
3 – Time to Turn

Melbourne Sonata (2011) 1st movement
Barry Cockcroft (Australian Premiere)

Rock Me! (2007)
Barry Cockcroft

Fault Lines (1998)
Perry Goldstein

Crazy Logic (2006)
Matthew Orlovich

All scores published by Reed Music

12:00 Saxophone Recital Mark Hobson (NZ)

Tui Trio for Tenor Saxophone, Viola and Piano

Philip Norman (NZ)

A Mid-Term Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano
Anthony Ritchie (NZ)

Eight pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano
Max Bruch

1:30 Clarinet Recital Irit Silver (Qld)
Anna Carson – piano
Kristian Winther – violin
Saint Saens


3:00 Saxophone Recital Noah Getz (USA)
Adam Pinto Piano
The Golden Prophecy (2008-9)
Andrew Earle Simpson

Miklós Maros

Prelude, Cadence and Finale
Alfred Desonclos

Limerick Arms Hotel
‘Stax of Sax’
Presented by The Music Place
7:30 Jazz night at the Limerick Arms Hotel
364 Clarendon Street South Melbourne
7:30pm till late!

Tuesday 5th July

10:00 Saxophone Recital Shannon Ebeling (Vic)

Suite Hellénique
Pedro Iturralde

Mark Anthony Turnage

Larry Sitsky

Fantaisie – Impromptu
André Jolivet

John Williams

11:30 Saxophone Recital Jabra Latham (Tas)
with Benjamin Price (Tas), Soprano Saxophone
Twelve Duos for Soprano Saxophones
Russell Gilmour

1:00 Charles West (USA)
Mitchell Leigh – piano
Time Pieces
Robert Muczynski

Five Duets for Clarinets with Floyd Williams (QLD)
Ingolf Dahl
1. Sonatina-Allegro comodo
2. Invention on Two Intervals-Moderato e dolce
3. Cadenza Pastorale-Lento, in tempo flessibile
4. Invention on a Rhythm-Adagio misterioso
5. Canonic Rondo-Presto

Liquid Ebony
Dana Wilson

2:30 Clarinet Recital Heather Monkhouse (Tas)

Kleine Suite, Op. 28 (1924)
Ernst Krenek

I. Praeludium. Moderato
II. Air. Andantino
III. Bourrée. Allegro
IV. Adagio. Adagio molto
V. Moderner Tanz. Tempo giusto

Sonata for Clarinet (1933)
John Cage
I. Vivace
II. Lento
III. Vivace

Epitomes for clarinet and piano (World Premiere)
Don Kay (2010)
I. Elegy
II. Frenzy
III. Tolling
IV. Ballad
V. March
VI. Eddying
VII. Final

Tasman Suite (2008)
Eric Ewazen
I. Hobart
II. Cradle Mountain
III. Huon Valley
IV. Freycinet (Wineglass Bay)

Dancing in the Snake-Pit (1998)
Maria Grenfell

12:30 Saxophone Recital
James Nightingale (NSW) & Martin Kay (NSW)
Graphic Suite for mixed ensemble
Martin Kay
1. Morse
2. Binary mixed ensemble
3. Cadenza

Martin Kay

Scotland Jop
Martin Kay

James Nightingale

Bo for Solo Tenor Saxophone
Barry Cockcroft

The Bee-Trap for Solo Alto Saxophone
Margery Smith

Wild for Solo alto Saxophone
Colin Bright

10:00 Saxophone Recital Christina Leonard
Garden of Love for Soprano Saxophone and soundtrack
Jacob Ter Veldhuis

Sonata in D Major Op.91 No.1 for Soprano Saxophone and Keyboard
J. de Boismortier

Invisible Dances for Soprano Saxophone and Piano (World Premiere)
Tim Dagaville

Sonata in Ut# Major for Alto Saxophone and Piano
Fernande Decruck

12:00 Clarinet Recital Richard Haynes
Dialogue de l’ombre double
Pierre Boulez

1:30 Clarinet Ensemble Clarion214
Spring Rain (World Premiere)
Julian Yu

New Work (World Premiere)
Julian Yu

New Work (World Premiere)
Karlin Greenstreet Love

Molly on the Shore
Grainger arr Seymour

3:30 David Griffiths & Barry Cockcroft with
Tinalley String Quartet
The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind
Osvaldo Golijov

Quintet for Alto Saxophone & String Quartet (2006)
Perry Goldstein (Australian Premiere)

5:00 Clarinet Recital Philippe Cuper
Amir Farid – piano
Spohr. Concerto no 2 in Eb
Movt.1 Allegro, Movt. 2 Adagio
Variations sur un Air Du Pays D’OC


Pastorale Cevenole

7:30 Saxophone Gala

The Australian Clarinet and Saxophone Festival presents Sax Spectacular. The Saxophone has been shaped and developed in different people’s hands for over a century. You will be amazed at the diverse nature of this beautiful and unique instrument. Join internationally renowned French saxophonist Philippe Geiss and prominent Australian performers including premiere saxophone ensemble Continuum Sax for a night of music not to be missed.

Trilog Philippe Geiss

Fast Seven Philippe Geiss solo alto Saxophone

East West Feast Etienne Rolin arr. Philippe Geiss Soprano Saxophone & Playback

Balafon Christian Lauba arr. Philippe Geiss Tenor Saxophone & Playback

Zapateo Philippe Geiss Bass Saxophone & Playback

New in the Neighbourhood Jerry Bergonzi arr. Philippe Geiss Bass Saxophone & Playback

Three High Notes Philippe Geiss Sopranino & Soprano Saxophone duet with Barry Cockcroft, soprano sax

Tanganita Philippe Geiss Alto sax & Saxophone Quartet with Continuum Sax

Medina Philippe Geiss Sopranino Saxophone & Saxophone Quartet with Continuum Sax


Fantaisie Demersseman for Alto Saxophone & Piano
Performed by Michael Duke

Septième Solo de Concert Singelee for Baritone Saxophone & Piano
Performed by Nicholas Russoniello & Adam Pinto (piano)

Flying Colours Matthew Orlovich (2010/11) for alto Saxophone & piano
(concerto for band adaption – world premiere)
Rompduo Barry Cockcroft & Adam Pinto

Armenian Song Traditional
Ulpirra Ross Edwards
Performed by Nicole Canham on Toragato

Riesenschritte for Alto Saxophone & Piano
Andrián Pertout
Performed by Noah Getz

St Patrick
Philippe Geiss
Performed by Everyone!

Wednesday 6th July

11:00 Saxophone Recital Adrian Tully (QLD)

Demons (2004/2011)*
Brett Dean (b. 1961)
*Australian premiere of version for soprano saxophone

‘Fêtes’ (from Nocturnes) for Soprano Saxophone & Piano
Claude Debussy (1862-1918) arr. Adrian Tully

‘Undine’ Sonata for soprano saxophone and piano op.167
Carl Reinecke (1824-1910) Transcription: Adrian Tully
I. Allegro
II. Intermezzo – Allegretto vivace
III. Andante tranquillo
IV. Finale – Allegro molto agitato ed appassionato, quasi Presto

12:30 Saxophone Recital Simon Brew (NZ)
Jodie Lockyer – piano
Hazine (Treasure) for solo Saxophone
Yvette Audain

Scherzo for Alto Saxophone and Piano
Michael Vinten

New work to be Premiered for solo Saxophone
Michael Jamieson

Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano
John Elmsley

Sonata for Tenor Saxophone and Piano
Michael Jamieson

2:00 Clarinet Recital Robert Schubert (Vic)
cello – Josie Vains
piano – Akemi Schubert
Clarinet Concerto (World Premiere)
Peter Tahourdin

Trio for Clarinet, Cello & Piano

3:30 Clarinet Recital Debbie Rawson (NZ)
‘Douglas Lilburn to the Present Day –
Clarinet repertoire from New Zealand’
Jodie Lockyer – piano
Douglas Lilburn

Hold Fast! for solo clarinet
Yvette Audain

Karlo Margetic

Mata-au for solo clarinet
Gillian Whitehead

Suite from Ring Round the Moon
David Farquhar

Catnip for solo clarinet
Natalie Hunt

Presto Paganinistico
Robbie Ellis

10:00 Massed Ensembles Performances

Conducted by Charles West, Michael Duke

Program to be announced

11:30 Saxophone Recital
Nexus Saxophone Quartet (NSW)
Holberg Suite
Edvard Grieg
I. Prelude
II. Sarabande
III. Gavotte
IV. Air
V. Rigaudon

Dark Nebulae
Lachlan Skipworth

Tango Virtuoso
Thierry Escaich

1:30 Saxophone Recital 22SQ (Tas)
Lessons of the Master (2005)
Perry Goldstein

Concerto for Saxophone Quartet (1995)
Philip Glass

Song I – Hymnus Ante Somnus (2002)
Simon Reade

Song II Alba (2006)
Simon Reade

Punctus Einz (2005)
Ruud van Eeten

3:00 Saxophone Recital Joseph Lallo (Vic)
Mysterious Morning III, pour Saxophone Soprano Solo
Fuminori Tanada

Movement I, Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano
Stuart Greenbaum

Legende, Opus 66, pour Alto Saxophone et Piano
Florent Schmitt

Eclats de Ciel II, pour Saxophone Soprano et Electronic
Pierre Jodlowski

4:30 Saxophone Recital University of Melbourne Saxophone Ensemble (Vic)
The Immovable Do

Ye Banks and Braes O’Bonnie Doon

Sinfonietta for Saxophones
Caravan, R

F. Cappriccio
Poulenc (orchestration: Londeix, J-M.)

New York Counterpoint
Reich, S (authorised transcription: Francher, S.)

10:00 Clarinet Recital Sue Newsome (NSW)
Water Spirit Song
Ross Edwards

Aulos (in memoriam Claude Debussy)
Ivana Loudová

Solo voor Sue
Jo Sporck

At a Slight Angle…
Andrew Ford

Kijk, een Basklarinet in mijn Tuin!
Wilfried Westerlinck

Plain Language
Joep Straesser

11:30 Clarinet Recital Philip Arkinstall (Vic)
Sonata F-minor
Johannes Brahms

3 Romances
Robert Schumann

Malcolm Arnold

Gameboy/Nintendo Game Music
Mathew Hindson

12:30 Clarinet Recital Floyd Williams (Qld)
“In a state of Jazz”
Mitchel Leigh – piano
Blue Jeans (an assortment of blues and ‘things’ for clarinet and piano)

To Bird

William Thomas McKinley

Essay for Clarinet Alone
John LaPorta

Ballad in Memory of Shirley Horn
Richard Rodney Bennett

8 Airs autour du Tango
Gustavo Beytelmann
No. 6
No. 8

Two pieces for Clarinet and Piano
Paquito d’Rivera
1. Vals Venezolano
2. Contradanza

1:30 Saxophone Recital Michael Duke (NSW)
Ganba for Baritone Saxophone and Piano
Anne Boyd

As Stars are Lit for Alto Saxophone and Piano
Michael Smetanin

X Suite for Alto Saxophone and Piano
Mark Zadro

Repetepetition for Soprano Saxophone and Piano
Matthew Hindson

3:00 Clarinet Recital Carl Rosman

Mauricio Kagel

Rebecca Saunders

Time and Motion Study I
Brian Ferneyhough

3:30 Ao Kun and New World Saxophone Quartet
Ao Kun – Soprano Saxophone
Kay Zhang – Alto Saxophone
Allan Yang – Tenor Saxophone
Yusheng – Li Baritone Saxophone
Inna Hu – Piano

Ryo Noda


Flowing River
Yun Nan Folk song arr. Dan Chen

Overture of Spring Festival
Huanzhi Li arr. Yusheng Li

An Unforgettable Night
Wing Wang

5:00 Competition Final Performances
u18 & u30 Clarinet and Saxophone
Program to be announced

Sponsored by Melbourne Brass and Woodwind
Supported by Reed Music

7:30 Clarinet Gala

The Australian Clarinet and Saxophone Festival present Clarinet Serenade: an evening of music for the clarinet in all its guises. Featuring Mozart’s famous Clarinet Quintet K. 581, regularly voted one of the most loved classical music works of all time, with renowned French soloist Philippe Cuper and the Tinalley Quartet followed by a showcase of repertoire spanning three centuries.

Compere Colin Fox from ABC Classic FM

Phillipe Cuper, Tinalley String Quartet


La Traviata, Operatic Fantasy Giuseppe Verdi
David Thomas

Concert Pieces No 2 Mendelssohn
Robert Schubert, Jeremy Reynolds & Akemi Schubert (piano)

New Work for Clarinet in C and Bass Clarinet (world premiere)
Carl Rosman and Richard Haines
Richard Barrett

Three by George
George Gershwin arr. Bernard Hoffer
Festival Clarinet Ensemble: Charles West, Clarity, Phil Everall

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