Becoming a popular feature of the region’s cultural year, The Sanguine Estate Music Festival is back and continues to build as one of the country’s leading Classical Music Festivals, with five concerts in Bendigo over the April weekend.
Kicking off with the sold out Heathcote weekend, the team continue to bring in International stars including one of the world’s top pianists Yu Kosuge from Japan. As always, they have matched repertoire favourites – although some will be examined more closely in this year’s Inside the Music, challenging some “traditions” of interpretation – with lesser known gems.
While Heathcote is sold out, the Bendigo weekend is now on sale and has quickly become a popular feature of the region’s cultural year, and with the 2018 edition they’ve expanded its scope by extending the program to include a Sunday morning concert too!
The artist lineup is once again top-flight and unique, featuring such dazzling and loved Australia-based artists as Andrew Haveron, Ian Munro, Tobias Breider and Caroline Almonte. They are joined by international guest, Stephen Stirling, one of Europe’s finest horn soloists and chamber musicians, and principal horn with the legendary Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
Committed to promoting outstanding young talent as well, Zoe Freisberg has been invited to join the festivities this year. She has already established an enviable reputation as soloist with leading Australian orchestras, an ACO Emerging Artist, and as a sought-after chamber musician. Now she will be featured in the new Sunday morning recital, as well as performing alongside established artists on Friday and Saturday.
The program includes sensational works by Suk and Saint-Saens, as well as Arensky’s gorgeously lyrical and dramatic quartet for the unusual combination of violin, viola and two cellos. Stephen will shine in Haydn’s sparkling Concerto, and the Dunhill Cornucopia, a group of gorgeous romantic salon pieces. Ian and Caroline will provide a luxury afternoon of piano four-hand gems, and of course the festival continues with the traditional cushion concert, coffee concert and master class.
It will be a weekend of the finest classical music, accompanied by complimentary glasses of Sanguine Estate Wine.
The festival will run in Bendigo from April 20 – 22 and in Heathcote from April 26 – 29 (sold out). Tickets on sale now. Visit www.semf.net.au.
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