• Wesley Music Centre (map)
  • 22 National Circuit
  • Forrest, ACT, 2603
  • Australia

Two ANU alumni who both subsequently completed their doctoral studies at the Juilliard School in New York, Fisher and Neeman reunite in Canberra with music by Jewish composers for clarinet and piano. Klezmer-inspired strains of Paul Schoenfield and the Parisian elegance of Arthur Benjamin’s Le Tombeau de Ravel are paired with sonatas by Soviet composers Julian Krein and Mieczyslaw Weinberg.  The programme also includes a world premiere by Juilliard colleague Bretton Brown.  This exciting work, What Ensor Saw, was written for Fisher and Neeman and is inspired by three of James Ensor’s artworks, one of which, in turn, was based on a poem by the Jewish poet Heinrich Heine.  The chosen repertoire celebrates the lyricism and virtuosity of both performers and will be a rare chance to see Neeman and Fisher perform together in Canberra.  Tickets: A$35; C$30; f/t student $15, child U/12 $10