Huntington Estate Music Festival – Days 3 & 4
The sun has finally emerged over Mudgee, and while the ground is still muddy spirits are certainly lifting at the Huntington Estate Music Festival. We’ve heard some exciting performances over the past few days, including Bernadette Harvey’s performance of CarlVine’s Anne Landa Preludes, the Modigliani String Quartet’s performance of Arriaga’s String Quartet no 3, and the Modiglianis with Sally Boud and Guy Johnston performing Schoenberg’s Verklarte Nacht, to name just a few.
The Adelaide Chamber Singers have proved a favourite with the audience, entertaining with Graeme Koehne’s setting of Peter Goldsworthy’s Mass for the Middle Aged, and then moving on to the subject of youth with Veljo Tormis setting of Igrian and Finish folk texts. Last night’s concert also featured the second world premiere of this festival, Elena Kats-Chernin’s Intermezzo Days, performed by Sophie Rowell, Rachel Johnston and Kristian Chong.
Tonight’s concert is another live broadcast on ABC Classic FM, starting at 7.30pm and hosted by Emma Ayres. Works by Schubert and Bruch sit alongside those of Tavener, Bax and Hovhaness. But before then we have this morning’s concert to look forward to featuring Takemitsu, Mozart, Kurtag, Beethoven and Bridge.