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March 2015

March 1, 2015

Dear Friends and Members of the Sydney Schubert Society,


I am pleased to share with you the program of the Sydney Schubertiades for 2015. As you can see from the attached flyer our year  ahead  will  feature  a very diverse  and exciting variety of artists performing some of Schubert’s greatest works. It is an ambitious year for our society and I certainly hope you, your family and friends will be able to join us for all the Schubertiades in 2015.


We will start the year with a Schubertiade on April 26 featuring the Streeton Piano Trio with cellist Julian Smiles from the Australia Ensemble and acclaimed Goldner Quartet. Their program at the Goethe Institute includes Schubert’s late B flat  major  Piano  Trio and  the  haunting Fantasy  in  C for  violin  and  piano.  Two Schubertiades  this  year  feature the Enigma  Quartet,  who  impressed  with  their  stylish and  dynamic playing last  year.  They  will  be  joined  by two  special guest artists from the Sydney Symphony Orchestra: the charismatic clarinettist Frank Celata on July 5 at St Peters and the Sydney Symphony’s stellar new Co-Principal cellist  Umberto  Clerici on December 6 (also  at  St  Peters) when  the program includes the String Quintet in C to conclude our year. Together with Jeanell Carriganand my young colleagues from  the Conservatorium the Sydney  Schubert  Ensemble will  present  one  program on October  16 at  St.  Peters focussedon one of my personal, favourite affinities: the connection between Schubert and Bruckner. This program will include Schubert’s second Piano Trio in E flat major and Anton Bruckner’s String Quintet. The centre-piece of our year, the Grand Schubertiade 366 on August 16 (again at the Goethe Institute) will be a real feast for Schubert lovers: The young Australian  tenor  Dominic  Walsh and pianist  Geoffrey  Saba present the  song  cycle “Die  Schöne  Müllerin” followed  by a  full  length, all-Schubert  piano  recital by Geoffrey  Saba–an  afternoon  of  unmatched Schubertian dimensions in many respects!


Iam hopingvery much that altogether you will find this an inspiring program and that it will be well supported by you and all our members and their friends. For a society such as ours the task of presenting such an ambitious program is considerable  and  we  will  need your  help  and  support  in  making  it  successful. Accordingly, I  need  to  remind  you  that memberships for 2015 are now due and I invite you to renew your membership as soon as possible. I include a renewal form for  2015 with  this  letter. You  can  also  find such  a  form  and all the details  about  the Schubert  Society  on  our website www.sydneyschubertsociety.com, of  course. Please  consider inviting a  friend  to  join  for  2015. Annual memberships make wonderful gifts as they provide a year-round connectionwith Schubert and like-minded enthusiasts of Schubert’s music.


Finally, please  be reminded  to tune into Fine  Music  102.5 on  every fourth  Saturday  of the  month  at  6 pm when  our committee  member Ross  Hayes presents  his  informative  and  inspiring  Schubert  broadcast.  I am  looking  forward  to seeing you at the Schubertiade on April 26 (2.30 pm at the Goethe Institute) and I remain with very cordial greetings and all best wishes for 2015,




Goetz Richter


President, Sydney Schubert Society Inc.

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