By Jim Fagan
Fans of Fragments Ensemble have been become accustomed to the group’s bright and beautiful performances so it is hardly surprising that the name of its next concert is, well, All Things Bright and Beautiful.
Artistic director and soprano Judit Molnar has invited two talented guests to join the ensemble for its October 17 concert at the Cooroy Memorial Hall. They are Netherlands’-born clarinettist Rianne Wilschut and Polish-Australian bass clarinettist and composer Paul Kopetz.
Both are experienced national and international performers in chamber and orchestral fields.
Paul’s music has been performed at festivals and concerts throughout the world. With Janet Brewer at the piano, the quartet will be
performing All Things Bright and Beautiful and other poetic pieces by John Rutter, pulsating tangos and the haunting Oblivion by Astor
Piazzola, four nocturnes by Mozart alongside little quirky numbers by Kodaly, Ligety and Paul Kopetz.
All Things Bright and Beautiful, Cooroy Memorial Hall, 2.30pm Sunday 17 October. Tickets – adults, $35, adult concession $30 and students $20 – available at fragmentsensemble.com