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FØNIX | Stahmer, Stormer & a Sonata

Presented by Blackheath Chamber Music Festival


FØNIX:  A Talented Young Trio Emerges, comprising James Fortune, who has played the flute and piccolo for Opera Australia Orchestra for over 20 years, Tommaso Girotto, an exciting young guitarist, and Margie Iddison, a cellist, formerly with Opera Australia Orchestra.  (Simon Harker is not able to perform at this recital, hence the ensemble’s name-change.)
As part of their program, the trio will perform a world premiere composition, ‘Hark’ by Wesley Stormer. 
Stormer often takes inspiration from the motifs and rich harmony of early 20th century French music, and another of his new orchestral work, ‘Awakening & Dance’, will be premiered with the Penrith Symphony Orchestra in May this year, conducted by Paul Terracini.  Recently, one of Stormer’s orchestral works was performed on the west coast of the USA, and another, a finalist in a competition. is due to be played in America later this year by North State Symphony.  

James Fortune: Flute
Tommaso Girotto
: Guitar

Margie Iddison: Cello

PROGRAM | Stahmer, Stormer & a Sonata
Gerhard Maasz | Suite for flute, guitar and cello | 8 min
Klaus Hinrich Stahmer | Debussyana (1983),  for flute, guitar and cello | 5 min
Joaquin Rodrigo | Invocacion Y Danza, for solo guitar | 7.5 min
Wesley Stormer |
Hark (2021), for flute, guitar and cello (a world premiere performance)
| 8 min
Heitor Villa-Lobos | Assobio a Jato (1950),  for flute and cello | 7 min
Stephen Dodgson | Pastoral Sonata (1952),  for flute, guitar and cello | 17 min

NB: There is no interval due to Covid restrictions


Date & Time

April 23 @ 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm




Phillips Hall
41 Gardiner Crescent
Blackheath, NSW 2785 Australia
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