Bliss: Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra

Concert or Performance

11 Aug 2018

Find yourself drawn to a relaxed, smoky, honky tonk jazz piano bar, or somewhere across the ethereal American prairies, as Copland’s Clarinet Concerto evokes these and many other influences in his Clarinet Concerto – the centrepiece of this concert. Commissioned by the “King of Swing” and legendary jazz clarinettist Benny Goodman, the work is infused with the spirit of Brazilian folk music that Copland heard while travelling in Latin America when writing the piece. The internationally acclaimed UK clarinet soloist Julian Bliss joins Camerata for this inspired work.

Opening the concert is Beethoven’s Serioso Quartet – punchy yet packed with the excitement and drama that has come to be associated with this composer. Paquito’s sublime tango-flavoured work will be followed by Camerata’s passionate string sound in Mahler’s exquisite Adagietto – heart-wrenching, dramatic and tender all in one.


Ludwig van Beethoven – Serioso Quartet, Op.95 (for string orchestra)

Paquito D’Rivera – Invitación al Danzón for Clarinet and String Orchestra

Gustav Mahler – Adagietto from Symphony No.5

Special wild card mystery segment – revealed at the concert

Karol Szymanowski – Etude in B Minor Op.4 No.3 (arranged for Strings)

Aaron Copland – Clarinet Concerto

Featuring: Julian Bliss (UK) – solo clarinet*


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