ACMF 2022 | Program Session 2

Albury Chamber Music Festival 2022

4 – 6 November 2022

The Year of The Voice

Friday 4 November - Session 2

CANZONE – Session 2, Performance 1 – Schubert’s Winterreise (A Winter’s Journey)

Adamshurst Ballroom,

Friday, 4 November, 4:30 – 5:45pm.

Australia’s most beloved lyric tenor Andrew Goodwin, together with pianist Andrea Lam, will perform Schubert’s Winterreise as our final concert for the 2022 Albury Chamber Music Festival. This world class singer leaves people in tears with his beauty of tone and unique interpretation and truly exquisite musicianship. In the setting of the Adamshurst Ballaroom this Lieder recital will be one to remember.

Andrew Goodwin tenor

Andrea Lam piano

Hear Andrew and Andrea here: Andrew Goodwin and Andrea Lam perform ‘Morgen’ by Strauss

GRANDIOSO – Session 2, Performance 2, National Treasure Series with John Bolton Wood AM

Adamshurst Ballroom,

Friday, 4 November, 6:30 – 7:30pm

This performance celebrates legendary baritone John Bolton-Wood’s six decades of dedication to opera and music. John will present the songs closest to his heart and tell stories about his encounters with famous conductors and colleagues. This concert will also involve a Q&A! Get those questions ready!

John Bolton-Wood AM baritone

William Schmidt piano

Saturday 5 November - Session 2

VOCE UMANA – Session 2, Performance 3, Drury’s Organ

St. Matthews Anglican Church,

Saturday, 5 November, 10:00 – 11:00am.

Esteemed organist David Drury will “pull out all the stops” to en(chant) you on St. Matthews’s unique Letourneau pipe organ. He will then be joined by festival artists bass Jack Stephens (the lowest voice in the room) and Scott Marshall (the Border’s King of oboe) to perform selections from Bach’s Ich habe genug!

David Drury organ

Jack Stephens bass

Scott Marshall oboe

Johann Sebastian Bach Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C, BWV 564

Camille Saint-Saëns Fantaisie in E flat

Johann Sebastian Bach Ich habe genug, aria from BWV 82

VIRTUOSI – Session 2, Performance 4, Yi Wang and William Schmidt

Adamshurst Ballroom,

Saturday, 5 November, 12:00 – 1:00pm

Only very few violinists can convincingly perform Johannes Brahms’ Violin Sonata No.2, Op. 100. We are therefore very excited that the “God of the Violin” Yi Wang (Orchestra Victoria Acting Concert Master) has agreed to astonish us with his musicality and technical brilliance in this masterwork of the violin repertoire. Composer-Pianist William Schmidt will also reimagine his favourite vocal repertoire from a pianist’s perspective.

Yi Wang violin

William Schmidt piano and composition

Georges Bizet / William Schmidt – Seguidilla from Carmen 

Franz Schubert / William Schmidt – Am Bach im Frühling (By the Brook in Spring)

Ernest Chausson / William Schmidt – Sérénade italienne (Italian Serenade)

Mikhail Glinka / Mily Balakirev – L’Alouette (The Lark)

Franz Schubert / Franz Liszt – Die Forelle (The Trout), S. 564 

Franz Schubert / Franz Liszt – Frühlingsglaube (Faith in Spring), S. 558/7

Marguerite Monnot / William Schmidt – Enfin le printemps (Spring at Last) 

Johannes Brahms – Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 100
i. Allegro amabile
ii. Andante tranquillo — Vivace
iii. Allegretto grazioso (quasi andante) 

Antonín Dvořák / Fritz Kreisler – Songs My Mother Taught Me

NOSTRA TERRA – Session 2, Performance 5, Honour the Earth

St. Matthews Anglican Church,

Saturday, 5 November, 2:00 – 2:30pm.

Our festival artists will team up with Albury’s musical community to perform Sarah Hopkins’ Honour the Earth. The work celebrates Mother Earth and reminds us that we must honour her. It is influenced by Native American, African, Celtic, Aboriginal and Mongolian music and will feature overtone singing expert Dean Frenkel and our harmonic whirlies!

Dean Frenkel overtone singer

ACMF Festival Artists

Members of the Albury Music Community

Mario Dobernig conductor

CANTABILE – Session 2, Performance 6, Songs Without Words

St. Matthews Anglican Church,

Saturday 5 November, 3:00 – 4:00pm.

Stunning pianist Andrea Lam is EVERYWHERE but luckily, we have snagged her for our Festival.

In some ways, Franz Schubert’s music is all about song and the voice, and so is his breathtaking second last piano sonata. It is a large-scale work that encapsulates beauty, warmth, grandeur, intimacy, nostalgia, joy, melancholy and whimsy. This will be interspersed with works by Matthew Hindson, J.S. Bach, and Chopin, all songs without words from different times and places.

Andrea Lam piano

Franz Schubert Sonata in A major, D. 959 I. Allegro

Matthew Hindson Sad Piano piece (2021)

Franz Schubert Sonata in A major, D. 959 II. Andantino

Johann Sebastian Bach Aria from the Goldberg Variations

Franz Schubert Sonata in A major, D. 959 III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace – Trio: Un poco più lento

Frédéric Chopin Nocturne in C sharp minor, op. posth.

Franz Schubert Sonata in A major, D. 959 IV. Rondo: Allegretto

Sunday 6 November - Session 2

MUSICA SACRA: Session 2, Performance 7, Bach Sunday

St. Matthews Anglican Church,

Sunday, 6 November, 9:00am.

Archdeacon, TV star, activist and musician Fr Peter Macleod-Miller will lead the Festival Advent Service, musically supported by our festival artists who will delight you with vocal and instrumental gems by Johann Sebastian Bach. There may be sheep…

Watch Peter in action:  ABC Compass: One of a Kind

Fr Peter MacLeod-Miller one of a kind

Susan Pierotti violin

Kate Amos soprano

Lux Alba (dir. Rebekah Beall)

INTERMEZZOSession 2, Performance 8, Protégé Series 

Adamshurst Ballroom,

Sunday, 6 November, 12pm – 12.30.

Piano Protégé Nikki Jian is 13 years old and the recipient of the 2021 Albury Chamber Music Festival Prize. Witness Nikki’s interpretation of Chopin’s Nocturne Op. 27, No.2, a song of the sweet summer of two souls, Beethoven’s virtuosic Appassionata Sonata Op.57, No.23 and Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise, arranged for piano.

Nikki Jian piano

SCONE ALERT! – PAUSA, Session 2 – Following Nikki’s performance, join us in Adamshurst’s Long Room for delicious scones and wander the beautiful gardens.

LAMENT – Session 2, Performance 9 Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas

Adamshurst Ballroom,

Sunday 6 November, 4:30 – 5:30pm.

Australia’s baroque elite Sally-Anne Russell and Andrew Goodwin will tell the story of Dido and Aeneas, a story of love, betrayal and loyalty. Come and experience this wonderful chamber opera in the exquisite setting of the Adamshurst Ballroom.

*Fun Fact: Dido’s Lament is consistently in the top 5 of ABC Classic FM’s charts! Incredible music in an incredible setting!

Hear Sally-Anne sing the famous lament here:  Dido’s Lament

Sally-Anne Russell Dido

Andrew Goodwin Aeneas

Kate Amos Belinda

Jack Stephens Sorcerer

Lisette Bolton 2nd woman

Jiacheng Ding Sailor

Ariana Ricci First Witch

Stephen Marino Second Witch

Michael Burden Spirit

Catherine Turnbull Viola

Lux Alba (dir. Rebekah Beall)

Art of Sound Chamber Orchestra

Mario Dobernig conductor

VOLARE, CANTARE – Session 2, Performance 10, Closing Gala Dinner

The Albury Club,

Sunday, 6 November, 6:30 – 9:30pm.

Please join us for a night of feasting and something for every musical taste – pop, classical, jazz and everything in between! A Gala Evening not to be forgotten!

Your festival pass will include a three-course dinner and a complimentary drink on arrival at the exclusive Albury Club. The virtuosi from the Art of Sound Salonorchestra will thrill and delight you. Expect the unexpected! Kate Bush may even make an appearance!

Kate Amos soprano

Sally-Anne Russell mezzo-soprano

Andrew Goodwin tenor

Jiacheng Ding tenor

Stephen Marino artist

Yi Wang violin

Robert Schubert clarinet

Jack Stephens french horn

Rosanne Hunt cello

Chris Gelok double bass

Mario Dobernig conductor and percussion