“Themes & Variations”

Saturday December 07th 2024 at 7.30 pm

Venue: The Performing Arts Centre, Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School, Noel St., Ivanhoe.
Guest Artist/Soloist - David Griffiths

Copland

The Red Pony Suite

Crussell

Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in F minor Op.5

Rossini

Introduction Theme & Variations for Clarinet & Orchestra

Hindemith

Symphonic Metamorphosis: Variations on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber CA

Themes & Variations explores the range of interpretation and inventiveness of composers.

Copland’s The Red Pony Suite is based on John Steinbeck’s beautiful story of a boy and his horse.

Crussell’s works are noted for their lyricism, rich harmonies and craftsmanship.

Rossini composed Introduction,Theme and Variations at the age of 18, remaining a virtuosic staple for clarinetists.

Hindemith sketched a series of movements on themes by Carl Maria von Weber for a ballet. While the collaboration fell through, Hindemith revised it into the Metamorphosis; a splashy, bombastic yet delicate work. Every instrument is showcased in this thematic play, as melodies escape from one and jump to the other.