Mozart's Clarinet

This concert series is now cancelled.



Please be advised that due to the development of COVID-19 in Australia, all performances of Mozart’s Clarinet concert series are now cancelled. The safety of our audience and employees is Australian Brandenburg Orchestra’s greatest priority.

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On behalf of Artistic Director Paul Dyer and Managing Director Bruce Applebaum, staff and musicians, we look forward to joining you in the concert halls again as soon as we can do so safely.


Program Highlights
MOZART Concerto for oboe in C major, K 314
W.F. BACH Adagio e Fuga, F 65
MOZART Concerto for basset clarinet in A major, K 622

Concert duration approximately 100 minutes, including one interval. Please note concert duration is approximate only and subject to change.

Craig Hill (Melbourne) basset clarinet
Emma Black (Vienna) Classical oboe
Paul Dyer Conductor, harpsichord
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

Mozart enthusiastically embraced the clarinet and wrote the first major concerto for the then rarely utilised wind instrument. The Concerto in A major for basset clarinet was the great composer’s final instrumental work which he completed less than two months before his early death at age thirty-five.

The yearning Adagio is familiar to many from its haunting use in many well-known film scores such as Out of Africa. Rarely though is the concerto performed in concert on basset clarinet, the instrument which Mozart chose in his enduring adaptation of an earlier composition for basset horn.

Hear leading Australian period clarinettist Craig Hill deliver this beguiling work in a program also featuring Emma Black, who returns to our stage to perform Mozart’s Concerto for oboe in C major.

Tickets for the Riverside Theatres performance are available through the Riverside Theatres Box Office.

Craig Hill

 Photo: James Braund

Emma Black

 Photo: Steven Godbee

Venue Details
City Recital Hall
2-12 Angel Place
Sydney NSW 2000

Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre
31 Sturt Street
Southbank VIC 3006

Riverside Theatres
Corner Church and Market Streets
Parramatta NSW 2150

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