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Side by Side Chamber Orchestra

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Llewellyn Hall

ANU School of Music

William Herbert Place

Acton, ACT 2601

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Musicians from the Canberra Symphony Orchestra join School of Music staff and students once more in 2019 to form the Side by Side Chamber Orchestra. Under the baton of distinguished conductor Max McBride, the Orchestra’s spring concert will present a program of beloved baroque, and inspiring new repertoire.

The world premiere of Andrew Ford’s The Sea and the Mirror, written especially for Tor Frømyhr‏ (Concertmaster) and David Pereira (Principal Cello), will begin the evening. The audience will then be treated to Georg Matthias Monn's Symphony in E-flat major and Christian Cannabich's Symphony in E-flat.

Book now for an evening of musical brilliance, celebrating the collaboration of Canberra’s leading musical institutions.

'This was a concert of musical charm and delight. Every performer created beautiful sounds. This reviewer’s only complaint is that Canberra does not get to hear them side by side more often.'

- City News (Side by Side Chamber Orchestra, May 2019)



Program Notes:

The Sea and the Mirror (2018)

for violin and cello

1. The Sea

2. The Mirror

I have a long-standing love of Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest, and more than once have borrowed titles from it. Rough Magic, for solo harp; The very end of harvest, for viola and piano; Sounds and sweet airs, for flute and clarinet; Thin Air, for solo piano: they are all named after phrases from the play. Epithalamium sets words from the masque scene in Act IV.

In a way, The Sea and the Mirror is another piece from The Tempest, though at one-remove. Its title comes not from Shakespeare but from W.H. Auden’s long poem based on Shakespeare’s play, part analysis, part retelling, part gloss.

I read the two parts of Auden’s title as representing real life (the sea) and art (the mirror), and at one level my music aims to match this interpretation, with a first movement that is full of hectic, unpredictable and sometimes violent change, followed by a calm examination of some of the same musical information.

The piece is dedicated to my friend Kim Williams, partly as an apology for beginning to sketch it in my mind while in the audience at his 2017 Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address (you can’t always help where and when an idea for a piece will take hold), and partly because Kim himself has spent much of his time reflecting on the points of contact between life and art.

It was composed for Tor Frømyhr and David Pereira, during my year as H.C. Coombs Creative Arts Fellow at the Australian National University.

@A.F.

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