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Ein Tag Wie Gold

19 May 2024

In the Utzon Room

Classical Music

“GREETINGS TO MOSCOW, PARIS, AND VIENNA! EVERYONE IS COMING TO BERLIN!” 

Sassy, glitzy, seductive - German dance hall and cabaret

The 1920s and 30s – a legendary scene of jazz, dance, scandal, and silliness! – all with the tension of a Europe about to shatter. Hourglass brings back Tim Hansen’s hit operetta “The Sharpest Piece” in a bold new interpretation. Belittled and controlled every day in a repressive marriage, a housewife believing herself made of glass fears the slightest wrong move will literally CRACK her into thousands of shards. How she smashes a path to freedom is at once poignant and witty, somber and ridiculous. Sydney-based international chamber music stars Hourglass Ensemble channel the notoriously camp Palast Orchester, performing German cabaret classics by Weill, Raabe, and Wolf, and new Australian music by Marcellino, McCall, and Skipworth, always mixing it all together with a pinch of gravitas and a bag of fun!

Presented by The Hourglass Ensemble

Program

Tim Hansen# - The Sharpest Piece

Kurt Weill - Lonely House

Hugo Wolf - Verborgenheit

Ruth McCall# - The Ballad of Eureka*

Raffaele Marcellino# - Celestial Hourglass*

Eric Bogle - The Band Played Waltzing Matilda

Max Raabe - Ein Tag Wie Gold

Lachlan Skipworth# - Sonata for Flute and Piano

* world premiere commission # Australian composer

Artists

Mezzo soprano
Jo Burton

Flutes
Ewa Kowalski

Clarinets/director
Andrew Kennedy

Piano
Anna Rutkowska-Schock

Saxophones/flexatone
Nathan Henshaw

Trumpet/flugelhorn
Andy Fiddes

Percussion
JB Smith

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