Churchlands Concert Hall presents a full finale Chamber Music Concert featuring a fine Septet made up of top flight WASO musicians.
The evening starts with WASO’s Principal Trumpet, Brent Grapes, accompanied by UWA’s Graeme Gilling, to perform Rustic by one of France’s most prolific composers; Bozza.
First published in 1955 this popular, contemporary and melodic work is both technically and musically challenging, testing the artists’ abilities to master vibrato and control.
Next is Dvořák’s String Quintet No. 2 in G major written at the height of his enthusiasm for Bohemian music and scored for two violins, viola, cello, plus double bass. Here the series’ resident Darlington Quartet are joined by WASO’s Associate Principal Double Bass, Joan Wright, to perform this five-movement work.
Audiences can expect to hear this quintet deliver Dvořák in a truly lush fashion with a full sound that’s rich in texture, peppered with lively liberal cello as well as surprisingly deep and dramatic baselines.
The night concludes with one of the most delightful Baroque chamber works of the nineteenth century; Saint-Saëns’ Septet written for trumpet, piano, string quartet, double bass in 1881, for a Parisian music society called “La Trompette,” after many years of begging by members for a composition including the trumpet.