#2016BIFEM

Argonaut

Seeing Double

7:30 PM
FRIDAY 2 SEPTEMBER
ULUMBARRA THEATRE

$22

Decadent Purity (2016) WP
Jack SYMONDS
James WANNAN, Viola d’amore
Kaylie MELVILLE, Percussion
Jack SYMONDS, Conductor

Harp Guitar Double Concerto (2016) WP
David CHISHOLM
Jessica FOTINOS, Harp
Mauricio CARRASCO, Guitar
Maxime PASCAL, Conductor

 

2016 BIFEM opens with the world premiere of two new Australian double concerti. Sydney composer Jack Symonds conducts his Decadent Purity, a new work commissioned by Viola d’amoriste James Wannan. Parisian conductor Maxime Pascal returns for his third appearance at BIFEM to create the hyper-flamboyant Harp Guitar Double Concerto by BIFEM’s founder and director David Chisholm. Bendigo’s lauded ensemble Argonaut makes a quantum leap to a 29-piece chamber orchestra in this much anticipated fourth edition of BIFEM.

ARGONAUT ENSEMBLE

Aaron BARNDEN, Violin
Alister BARKER, Cello
Madi CHWASTA, Percussion
Natasha CONRAU, Violin
Rohan DASIKA, Double Bass
Melissa DOECKE, Piccolo | Flute | Bass Flute
Sam DUNSCOMBE, Clarinet | Bass Clarinet
Aviva ENDEAN, Clarinet | Contrabass Clarinet
Laila ENGLE, Piccolo | Flute | Alto Flute
Phoebe GREEN, Viola
Judith HAMANN, Cello
Jonathan HEILBRON, Double Bass
Sef HERMANS, Trumpet
Brock IMISON, Contrabassoon
Zachary JOHNSTON, Violin
Jasper LY, Oboe
Charles MACINNES, Trombone | Bass Trombone
Benjamin OPIE, Oboe
Roman PONOMARIOV, Horn | Wagner Tuba
Leigh RAYMOND, Violin
Christian READ, Viola
Kim TAN, Bass Flute
Louisa TREWARTHA, Trumpet
Erkki VELTHEIM, Concertmaster
James WANNAN, Viola
Elizabeth WELSH, Violin
Paul ZABROWARNY, Cello
Argonaut is supported by the Australian Government through Australia Council for the Arts, Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, the Sidney Myer Fund and the Robert Salzer Foundation
Maxime Pascal’s appearance at BIFEM is supported by Joan and Barry Miskin with international travel support from Institut français
Decadent Purity was commissioned by James Wannan