Transfigured Night (Adelaide Festival) – Adelaide

Friday 5 March, 7.30pm
UKARIA Cultural Centre, Peramangk Country

Single tickets
Adult $69
Concession $55

The ASQ features in Transfigured Night as part of the Adelaide Festival’s Incredible Floridas: Chamber Landscapes program, curated by Kim Williams

Alfred Hill (1869-1960): String Quartet No. 3 in A minor ‘The Carnival’ (1912)
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951): Pierrot lunaire Op. 21 (1912)
– Interval
Richard Dehmel (1863-1920): Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) (1896)
Jack Symonds (b. 1988): Blühen (2020) (world premiere)
Arnold Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) for string sextet Op. 4 (1899)

From 1912, sunny and uncomplicated Alfred Hill in the style of Brahms and of Grieg followed by sickly and Daedalian Schoenberg in the style of nothing hitherto dreamt of. World-renowned Australian singer/actor Jessica Aszodi is the moon-mad clown (and she also sings in a new work by the ensemble’s musical director, Jack Symonds, which is the 2020 John Bishop Memorial Commission). Schoenberg’s voluptuous tone poem from 1899 will send you swooning into the night.

Jack Symonds, piano & conductor
Jessica Aszodi, soprano & Sprechstimme
Geoffrey Collins, flutes
John Gaden, poetry
Jason Noble, clarinets
James Wannan, violin & viola
Blair Harris, cello
Australian String Quartet