About this video: Ensemble Liaison performs their May 2018 concert ‘Bohemian Rhapsody in Blue’ in Elisabeth Murdoch Hall.

About Ensemble Liaison: As suggested by their name, collaborations form the basis of their artistic and musical vision. Described by Limelight magazine as a ‘national treasure’, they have performed across Australia and New Zealand and, in 2012, gave a series of festival performances in Central Europe. The creation of new works is also a priority for Ensemble Liaison with numerous commissions by Australian and international composers. Critics have praised their performances for being ‘spellbinding’, ‘flawless’, ‘powerful and having boundless lyricism, enthusiasm and dexterity’. They have regularly recorded and been broadcast on ABC Classic FM and 3MBS, and have released critically acclaimed recordings with Melba Recordings, Tall Poppies and EL Records.

Program:

Bedrich Smetana
Piano Trio, Op.15 00:28

Elena Kats-Chernin
Ballade* 26:57
Zee Zag 36:07
Russian Rag 39:29

John Novacek
Four Rags for Two Jons 42:53

Michael Dooley
Epiphany* 56:38

George Gershwin
Rhapsody is Blue 1:17:48

*Elena Kats-Chernin’s Ballade was commissioned by the Elisabeth Murdoch Creative Development Fund through the support of Ms. Kathryn Fagg, Chair of Melbourne Recital Centre, for Ensemble Liaison. Michael Dooley’s Epiphany was commissioned by Andrew Johnston for Ensemble Liaison.

Supported by the Mary Vallentine Limitless Stage Fund.

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