1st March, 2021 | Media Releases

“Magnificent, magical and consistently enthralling” – SMH


Kathryn Selby and her magnificent ‘friends’ are back for live on‐stage concerts in 2021. And their first national tour features Schubert and three important exotic 20th century composers with their re‐imagining of the classical piano trio.

Due to COVID‐19 travel restrictions between states, violinist Susie Park will be replacing Natsuko Yoshimoto for Exotic Strudel.

Kathryn Selby (piano), Natsuko Yoshimoto (violin) and Julian Smiles (cello) combine for the first time to present works by Bloch, Turina, Shostakovich and Schubert in ‘Exotic Strudel’ – a mouth‐watering offering of Romantic and neo‐Romantic treats coming to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra and two NSW centres: Turramurra and the Southern Highlands from 7th March.

This delightful Selby & Friends 2021 season opener presents three powerful miniatures: each a fascinating glimpse of how three important composers of the first half of the 20th Century re‐imagined the piano trio. All composed within 19 years of each other and from vastly different European cultures, they contrast and complement the highly developed piano trio structure produced by Schubert 100 years earlier, at the end of the Classical Era and on the cusp of the Romantic.

Kathy said: “After a year when we conconnected with our audiences through the wonders of modern technology, we are excited to return to our live
concert venues around Australia in 2021 and share once again, in person, our love of music and its immense ability to excite, heal, and inspire. Our
2021 Season is brimming with variety, complete with compelling pieces by beloved masters and others whose works deserve wider recognition. We are also set up perfectly for a ‘new normal’, with a great deal of thought put into keeping artists and patrons safe: we will be fully guided by government advice and regulations on venue capacity and social distancing.”

Exotic Strudel 2021 Tour 1 ‐ March 7‐15
Ernest Bloch (1880‐1959): Three Nocturnes (1924)
Joaquín Turina (1882‐1949): Circulo, Op.91 (1942)
Dimitri Shostakovich (1906‐1975): Piano Trio Op.8 No.1 (1923)
Franz Schubert (1797‐1828): Piano Trio No.1 in B‐flat major, Op.99 D. 898, (1827/28)

7 March ‐ Adelaide 2.30pm Elder Hall, University of Adelaide
9 March ‐ Sydney 7pm City Recital Hall, Angel Place
11 March ‐ Melbourne 7.30pm Methodist Ladies’ College, Kew
13 March ‐ Southern Highlands 5pm Chevalier College, Bowral
14 March ‐ Turramurra 2.15pm Turramurra Uniting Church
15 March ‐ Canberra 7.30pm Llewellyn Hall, ANU

Information and bookings at www.selbyandfriends.com.au or call 1300 511 099
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