Mildura Summer Music Festival - Blair Harris

Join us for a relaxing Sunday afternoon in the Mildura Arts Centre Foyer as renowned Cellist Blair Harris performs two of the most captivating masterpieces ever written for solo cello. Bach’s Suite no.1 is a mediation on renewal, hope and optimism.

Composed almost 300 years ago it still speaks with beauty and relevance to its listeners today. Britten’s Suite no.3 completes the program in a mammoth outpouring of emotion. Utilising Tchaikovsky’s Russian folksongs and the Hymn for the Departed as its foundations, this master work allows us to seek repose from the mundanity of everyday life and ultimately grants us eternal rest.

Blair Harris is considered amongst the pre-eminent cellists in Australia. Blair holds a Bachelor of Music from the Queensland Conservatorium and is a Fellow of the Australian National Academy of Music.

As a soloist he has performed with both the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria on numerous occasions. He has also appeared as Principal of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia Guest Principal with Orchestra Victoria and Guest Associate Principal of the Tasmanian Symphony.

Blair’s true passion lies in the chamber music realm. From 2010-2017 Blair was a member of the Helpmann Award nominated ensemble Syzygy, currently artists in residence at the Melbourne Recital Centre. Blair has collaborated with many of Australia’s leading ensembles including the Australian String Quartet, Streeton Trio, Seraphim Trio, Inventi Ensemble and Ensemble Offspring. His numerous recordings are regularly broadcast on ABC Classic FM and 3MBS Fine Music.
Sunday 21 January 2018
Location: Mildura Arts Centre Foyer
Time: 5pm
Duration: 60 minutes
Tickets: Full $25, 16 years and under Free - Printed Entry ticket required
Mildura Rural City Council and Mildura Arts Centre

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