2015-17 Musica Viva FutureMakers musicians

Australia / Finland

Since its formation in 2013, Arcadia Winds has quickly become one of Australia’s most energetic, spontaneous and joyful chamber ensembles. In this unique concert of works for wind quintet and piano, Arcadia Winds comes together with internationally renowned Finnish pianist Paavali Jumppanen.

A performer with enormous versatility, Paavali’s vast repertoire extends from Bach to the avant-garde. This concert includes breathtaking works for wind and piano by Francis Poulenc, including one of his exhilaratingly cheerful sextets, further complimented by Bohuslav Martinu’s jazzy and playful French style sextet for the same instrumentation. Between these two works is Paul Dean’s wind quintet Jasper and Charlie, inspired by Western Australian writer Craig Silvey’s multi-award winning novel Jasper Jones.

This upbeat and utterly modern repertoire is the result of multiple inspired creative unions, most importantly, between exemplary Australian wind quintet Arcadia Winds and Finnish pianist Paavali Jumppanen.

‘these five uber talented musicians stole the hearts of everyone in the crowd’
The Adelaide Review

Musica Viva is assisted by the Commonwealth Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Musica Viva is assisted by the NSW Government through Arts NSW. Major funding for Musica Viva FutureMakers has been provided by the Berg Family Foundation. Additional support has been provided by Geoff Ainsworth AM & Johanna Featherstone and Creative Partnerships Australia.



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