23 February 2022

CIMF 2022 - C22 The Last Mile

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Concert 22 of Canberra International Music Festival, The Last Mile, is on 8 May 2022. Photo: CIMF.

Always ready to lend a hand, Beethoven’s friends sought to bring him new audiences by transcribing his pieces. In Hummel’s case, he should not have bothered. But the result became a delightfully frolicking ride into the Austrian fields led by Skye McIntosh’s happy band of the Australian Haydn Ensemble. A final Polish salute precedes the frivolity of Saint-Saëns’ ever-popular animal fantasy, when a parade of Festival artists join Jonathan Biggins for a zany finish.


Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no. 6, Pastoral, arr. Hummel


Witold Lutoslawski: Paganini Variations

Camille Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals


Australian Haydn Ensemble

Sally Walker, flute

Naoto Segawa, percussion

Ben Ward, double bass

New Zealand String Quartet

Edward and Stephanie Neeman, piano

With Jonathan Biggins, actor

The details

What: Canberra International Music Festival’s Concert 22 – The Last Mile
When: Sunday 8 May 2022, 7:30 pm to 9:15 pm
Where: The Fitters’ Workshop, Kingston
Cost: $85 general admission, $78 concession. Tickets at CIMF.

For more information and to view the full program, visit CIMF.

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