14 Oct 2018
One of the most popular instruments of the 20th century, the saxophone, soars, sings and swings in the High Court of Australia with a program of American ‘greats’. Award winning saxophonist Nicholas Russoniello performs with unrivalled virtuosity alongside period string ensemble Golden Age Quartet. This unique concert allows listeners to experience the music of the early twentieth century on original instruments and in a manner inspired by the highly expressive playing styles of Rudy Wiedoeft, Al Gallodoro, Fritz Kreisler, Albert Sammons and the London String Quartet.
Nick Russoniello has been the recipient of major awards and has appeared as a soloist with the Adelaide, Queensland, Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestras, the Acacia Quartet, and Omega Ensemble. Nick’s compositions have been performed around the globe and his performances are regularly heard on ABC Classic FM.
The Golden Age Quartet is an innovative chamber ensemble, delivering performances that explore the early twentieth century using a mixture of modern and period (gut and silk) strings. The players have individually performed in elite ensembles including the Mannheimer Phiharmoniker, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, and Academy of St Martins in The Field.
Duration 75 minutes.
Admission strictly by registration only. Registration opens 17 May.