01/09 BIFEM Opening concert ‘Neon Pig’

NEON PIG

ARGONAUT ENSEMBLE

7:30PM
FRIDAY 1 SEPTEMBER
ULUMBARRA THEATRE

$25

FOGLI D’IRIDE (2015) AP
STEFANO BULFON

Matteo CESARI, Flute
Elliott GYGER, Conductor

NEON PIG (2017) WP
FERNANDO GARNERO

Elena SCHWARZ, Conductor


2017 BIFEM heralds the return of our inaugural festival guest Matteo Cesari. Matteo will appear as an Argonaut-featured soloist in Stefano Bulfon’s colourful micro-concerto Fogli d’Iride, conducted by 2014 BIFEM alumnus Elliott Gyger. Each year’s box office is dedicated to commissioning new music for the following edition. This opening night concert’s title work Neon Pig is a world premiere, written for Argonaut by Paris-based Argentinian composer Fernando Garnero. Neon Pig is one of three significant works to be conducted by the exceptional Swiss-Australian Elena Schwarz in her BIFEM début.


ARGONAUT ENSEMBLE
Jacob ABELA, Piano
Mauricio CARRASCO, Electric Guitar
Madi CHWASTA, Percussion
Aviva ENDEAN, Clarinet
Judith HAMANN, Cello
Alexina HAWKINS, Viola
Jonathan HEILBRON, Double Bass
Marshall McGUIRE, Harp
Myles MUMFORD, Electronics
Michiko OGAWA, Clarinet
Ben OPIE, Oboe
Elizabeth WELSH, Violin
Tristram WILLIAMS, Trumpet