Review of the concert by Matthew Lorenzon of Partial Durations.
11 August, 6.30pm
Australian National Academy of Music, 210 Bank Street, South Melbourne
South Melbourne Town Hall will be the meeting place for a diverse array of music gathered from the far reaches of the world. Featuring the world premieres of a new viola and piano piece by New York composer Paul Kerekes, and a Maqam-inspired viola nonet by Melbourne local Peter de Jager. The concert concludes with a unique collaboration between ANAM musicians and Melbourne oud player Yuval Ashkar.
Paul Kerekes – four mementos (world premiere)
Peter de Jager – Metaphors (world premiere of the 9 viola version)
This project has been supported by the City of Port Phillip through the Cultural Development Fund.
This concert features Alexina Hawkins (viola), Jacob Abela (piano), Chris Moore (viola), Chiaroscuro (viola ensemble) and Yuval Ashkar (oud).
Yuval Ashkar in action:
Interview with Paul Kerekes: