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Tuesday 1st December,
I was able to savour every nuance not only of Quaife's singing but of her extraordinary performance persona and body language – Opera-Opera
LOUIS SPOHR Six German Songs Op 103
FRANCIS POULENC Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1962)
MARGARET SUTHERLAND The Orange Tree (1938)
FRANZ SCHUBERT Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (The Shepherd on the Rock) D.965
Festival favourites, the sensational Songmakers, return to bring us a heart-warming exploration of great repertoire written for one of music’s most winning combinations – clarinet, soprano and piano. In the midst of German vocal and chamber music tradition, they present Francis Poulenc’s mellifluous clarinet sonata, as well as showcasing the beautiful work of prolific Australian composer Margaret Sutherland, before concluding with Franz Schubert’s much-loved Shepherd singing his song of longing for a distant sweetheart, consoled only by his dreams of a Springtime reunion.
Heather Wood is a mixed media artist from Port Fairy whose artistic interests initially centred on botanic art and life drawing, working in pen and ink, graphite, pastels, and crayons. More recently she has returned to painting and has enjoyed feeling her way with a medium that she hadn’t touched for years. Heather has also rediscovered printmaking – linocuts, and soft ground etching, which is an ideal medium for drawing. Heather’s work is in private collections in South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.