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Olveston At Six


Thu 27 Sep 2018, 6:00pm–7:00pm
Fri 28 Sep 2018, 6:00pm–7:00pm
Sat 29 Sep 2018, 6:00pm–7:00pm
Sun 30 Sep 2018, 6:00pm–7:00pm

Where: Olveston Historic Home, 42 Royal Terrace, Dunedin, Otago

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • GA Adult: $40.00
  • GA Adult Con: $35.00
  • GA Tertiary: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply

The Theomin family was accustomed to hosting elegant and sophisticated house concerts in their magnificent home on Royal Terrace. In the Edwardian period, the drawing room became an intimate venue for recitals to which friends, society belles and the cognoscenti were invited.

In Olveston at Six, the doors of the drawing room are again opened for this series of early evening recitals focusing on the chamber music of husband and wife Robert and Clara Schumann and their lifelong friend Johannes Brahms.

I. Romance: A Circle of Friends, Thursday 27
- Clara Schumann 3 Romances for Violin and Piano op. 22
- Johannes Brahms Variations on a theme by Robert Schumann op. 9
- Robert Schumann Adagio & Allegro for Oboe & Piano op. 70
- Violin Sonata no.1 in A minor op. 105

Tessa Petersen (violin), John Van Buskirk (piano), Nick Cornish (oboe).

II. Fairy Tales and Fantasies, Friday 28
- Clara Schumann Variations on a theme by Robert Schumann op. 20
- Robert Schumann Fantasiestücke for Clarinet & Piano op. 73
- Märchenbilder for Viola & Piano op. 113
- Märchenerzählungen for Clarinet, Viola & Piano op. 132

Sandra Crawshaw (piano), Emily Sterk (clarinet), Helen Bevin (viola).

III. Schumann’s Voices, Saturday 29
- Johannes Brahms Variations on a theme by Robert Schumann for Piano Duet op. 23
- Clara Schumann Lieder
- Schumann & Brahms Vocal duets
- Johannes Brahms 2 Songs for Alto with Viola & Piano op. 91

Terence Dennis, Tom McGrath (pianists), Göknil Meryem Biner (soprano), Claire Barton (mezzo), Helen Bevin (viola).

IV. Four’s Company, Sunday 30
- Johannes Brahms Cello Sonata no. 1 in E minor op. 38
- Clara Schumann Andante from Piano Trio in G minor op. 17
- Robert Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat major op. 47

Ngaru Martin (violin), Helen Bevin (viola), Heleen du Plessis (cello), Tom McGrath (piano).

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