Evoke: Beethoven and Berwald – CIMF concert Seven and Three

The Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra in association with Canberra International Music Festival (CIMF)
With co-artistic director Rachael Beesley, co-artistic director Nicole van Bruggen, Daniel Yeadon and Neal Peres da Costa
11am and 1pm, Sunday 2 May 2021
Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture15 Blackall Street Barton ACT

This series evokes the salons and living rooms of the early 19th century with the orchestra in chamber music mode.


  • Ludwig van Beethoven: 3 Equali for four trombones, WoO 30
  • Franz Berwald: Grand Septet in B-flat major for clarinet, horn, bassoon, violin, viola, cello & bass
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio in E-flat major, Op.38 for clarinet, cello and fortepiano (after Septet, Op.20)

CIMF says of this concert:  Berwald’s Septet modelled on the Beethoven Septet that became a Trio. This is the story of a famous Viennese composer who made a determined living out of music – Beethoven – and an unlucky Swede who had to resort to orthopaedia and glassblowing to sustain his career – Berwald. Now recognised as a true original and Sweden’s claim to classical fame, Franz takes his rightful place on the concert stage alongside Ludwig.

https://cimf.org.au/ for all CIMF information and bookings

There are also performances in various other venues. See www.arco.org.au

Canberra International Music Festival at Belconnen Arts Centre

Saturday 8 May 2021
10am to 4.30pm

In five venues around the Arts Centre, music of different styles will be available all day, a smorgasbord for visitors. This is something new for the CIMF and another of the partnerships made possible through extra arts funding responding to COVID.

Barbie visited Belconnen Arts Centre to record this interview with Live Programs Officer, Chenoeh Miller
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