Opening Night Concert

Acclaimed Fijian-born Australian violinist, Wilma Smith, brings together an outstanding group of artists and friends to open the 2017 Castlemaine Festival in style.

Four of Australia’s most sought-after chamber musicians and four brilliant young virtuosi from the Australian National Academy of Music will present an exquisite and eclectic mix of seldom-heard gems alongside familiar classical music masterpieces.

Hear the evocative sounds of the harp and flute in the hands of Australia’s finest exponents, and experience the unique chemistry created by Wilma & Friends’ musical match-making.

Yinuo Mu – harp
Andrew Nicholson – flute
Wilma Smith – violin
Zoe Freisberg – violin
Imants Larsens – viola
Anna Pokorny – cello
Alexander Arai-Swale – double bass
Kenny Keppel – clarinet

Goosens – Suite Op 6 for flute, violin, harp
Jongen – Deux Pieces en trio Op 80 for flute, cello, harp
Caplet – Conte Fantastique for harp, string quartet, bass


Beethoven – Serenade in D Op 25 for flute, violin, viola
Ravel – Introduction and Allegro for flute, clarinet, string quartet, harp

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