Three generations of Australian women composers are celebrated in a richly hued kaleidoscope of music from across the decades.
Helen Gifford’s compelling compositional voice begins the journey, with her seminal works setting the scene for generations of women composers including Christine McCombe, Annie Hsieh, Melody Eotvos, Kate Neal and Kate Moore.
With a particular focus on the female voice, coupled with an eclectic mix of instruments and ensemble settings, the power of these individuals speaks to us across the generations.
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Six Degrees Ensemble
Justine Anderson Curator/Voice
Melissa Doecke Flute
Peter Dumsday Piano
Stuart Fisher Guitar
Vivien Hamilton Voice
Michelle John Cello
Zac Johnston Violin
Joy Lee piano
Jeannie Marsh Voice
Tim Phillips Conductor
Hamish Upton Percussion
Melina VanLeeuwen Harp
Red autumn in Valvins
Shiva, the auspicious one
Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh
Wild October Jones
This production is part of the following series:
A celebration of some of Australia’s – and the world’s – finest living composers, Metropolis New Music Festival showcases the Melbourne Recital Centre and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s commitment to contemporary music.
Saturday 4 May 2019 3pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 mins (no interval)
Standard $39 ($29 Concession)
This concert is set in-the-round. Seating in the Primrose Potter Salon is general admission.
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