James Crabb: Daring Pioneers

Argentinian tangos and Russian orthodox mysticism are unlikely bed-fellows, however in the hands of acclaimed classical accordionist James Crabb these worlds find a compelling meeting place. The winner of ANAM’s 2021 Concerto Competition (cello 2021), Charlotte Miles joins James to perform Sofia Gubaidulina’s Seven Words for cello, accordion and strings.

"Two giants of 20th Century art music with unmistakable voices are the pioneering composers Sofia Gubaidulina and Astor Piazzolla. I’ve chosen three of their most significant orchestral works for this program where both composers push the expressive limits of their musical language and use of instrumentation to the absolute limits. The music is full of drama with highly evocative settings and contrasts taking the musicians and listener on an unforgettable emotional roller-coast ride! Gubaidulina celebrates her 90th birthday this year and it’s also the 100th anniversary for Piazzolla." – James Crabb

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA Suite Punta del Este for classical accordion and small orchestra
SOFIA GUBAIDULINA Seven Words for cello, classical accordion and strings
ASTOR PIAZZOLLA 'Aconcagua' Concerto for bandoneon

James Crabb classical accordion/director 
Charlotte Miles cello (alumna 2021)
ANAM Musicians 

DURATION: APPROX. 1 HOUR, 15 MINUTES (NO INTERVAL)

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- For details on ANAM's COVID-safe policy and what to expect at this event, CLICK HERE
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- If you hold a government issued Companion Card you are eligible for a free ticket for your companion. Please call us on 03 9645 7911 or email info@anam.com.au to make your booking.


Generously supported by Peter Jopling AM QC

Photo of James Crabb by Christoffer Askman

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