A Gateway to the Sublime

In the history of music there can be few examples of a composer ‘exceeding the brief’ with results as astounding as Schubert in his Octet. It was commissioned by one of the composer’s patrons, Count Ferdinand von Troyer, a talented amateur clarinettist who had played in the premiere of Beethoven’s celebrated Septet some 20 years earlier. He suggested Schubert compose a companion piece for Beethoven’s work, which he did faithfully – while also creating one of the richest works in all of chamber music.


Gregory Ahss violin
William Huxtable WA violin
Molly Collier-O'Boyle QLD viola
David Moran SA cello
Hamish Gullick NSW double bass
Cameron Smith VIC clarinet
Jye Todorov VIC bassoon
Freya Hombergen WA horn

Duration: approx. 1 hour


See Gregory Ahss and the ANAM Orchestra in Joy and Heartbreak at 7.30pm on Saturday 10 August. MORE INFO


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Gregory Ahss' ANAM residency is generously supported by Ulrike Klein AO

Please note: there was a change in guest artist for this event. We are delighted to now welcome Israeli violinist Gregory Ahss to lead this project.

*Please provide proof of concession if purchasing concession tickets (full time student card or pension card) or proof of eligibility if purchasing Under 30s tickets (includes those aged 30 or younger).
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