The South Coast Music Society will welcome the Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra (ARCO) for a special performance this weekend.
Eleven leading chamber soloists will present a spectacular programme of classical melodies spotlighting classical instruments at St Bernard’s Church on Sunday, May 20.
ARCO’s concertmaster Rachael Beesley will be joined by principal violinist Jakob Lehmann from Berlin, with Paris-based Deirdre Dowling teaming up with Simon Oswell on viola, along with cellist Natasha Kraemer and double bassist Kirsty McCahohn.
Flautist Pablo Sosa del Rosario and bassoonist Takako Kunugi will join the orchestra’s principal clarinettist Nicole van Bruggen, augmented by natural horn specialists Anneke Scott from London and Graham Nichols.
The ARCO Chamber Soloists will present two works for strings – Mozart’s Eine Ideine Nachtmusik and Beethoven’s Storm Quintet.
It will also introduce two lesser-known works from the same period – an octet for winds and strings by German opera composer Peter von Winter and a wind quartet by Italian Vincenzo Gambaro.
This programme is a wonderful opportunity to hear up close how the delicate qualities of the earlier wind instruments – the flute, clarinet, bassoon and horn – enhance the tonal breadth of the gut strings.
Tickets available at the door or online at southcoastmusicsociety.com