Opening Concert

Argonaut Strings

September 5
Tickets $30
The Capital Theatre

Argonaut Ensemble is supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Maxime Pascal’s appearance is supported by Institut français.

Parisian conductor Maxime Pascal returns to BIFEM, having won the title of Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductor of the Year for 2014. Once again he leads BIFEM’s resident ensemble Argonaut, this time in an all strings concert celebrating the opening night of the 2014 festival with powerful writing from Australia, Canada, France and El Salvador.

Sonate pour violon seul (1949) AP Jean BARRAQUÉ
Damora (2009) AP Francisco HUGUET
Je ne vois qu’infini par toutes les fenêtres (2013) AP Marielle GROVEN
Jonestown Threnody (2009) David CHISHOLM
Gothic (1996) Liza LIM
Zipangu (1980) AP Claude VIVIER


Principal Conductor: Maxime PASCAL
Violin: Aaron BARNDEN, Rada HADJIKOSTOVA-SCHLEUTER, Graeme JENNINGS, Zachary JOHNSTON, Anna McMICHAEL, Susannah NG and Elizabeth WELSH
Viola: Jason BUNN, Phoebe GREEN and Christian READ
Cello: Alister BARKER, Edwina CORDINGLEY and Paul ZABROWARNY
Double Bass: Rohan DASIKA, Jocelyne RUDASIGWA, and Chloe SMITH

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