We are all by nature fascinated by mortality—composers are no exception. In their ruminations on life and death, many have turned to the very thing that keeps us alive: our breath. Join Arcadia Winds as they breathe life into Janáček’s fond reflections on his youth and Ravel’s poignant tribute to his friends killed in war. Breathe with them as they sing Vask’s heartbreaking homage to a colleague taken too soon, and as Sciarrino turns the clarinet into a living, breathing creature of its own.
Music for a Deceased Friend
Le tombeau de Couperin
Let Me Die Before I Wake
- with special guest, Luke Carbon (Bass Clarinet)
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Arcadia Winds
Part of Local Heroes 2018