Once I was a Phoenix

Trio Avium

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Trio Avium

Details

Trio Avium celebrates nature’s great orchestra through bird-inspired music from the 14th century to today.

Australian and European birds of all varieties spring to life through the Trio’s lush combination of Baroque violin, viola da gamba and recorders. Elevated by field recordings of the Australian bushland, you will feel as though you are nestled right there among the treetops.

About this concert

Birds that cluck, crow, chirp and sing take centre stage in Trio Avium’s musical menagerie. Composer and recorder player Ros Bandt’s world premiere pays tribute to the Australian bird named after its beautiful ‘curra-wong’ call. In another of Ros’s works, the cheeky creature famous for its vocal tricks comes to the fore. The flock continues to grow as we fly to Baroque and Medieval Europe, where composers were equally transfixed by winged creatures. From currawongs to nightingales; from lyrebirds to phoenixes; from roosters to eagles; these melodious works illuminate our endless fascination with birds, both as animals and poetic symbols.

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ARTISTS

Trio Avium
Dr Ros Bandt recorders
Ruth Wilkinson viola da gamba
Hannah Coleman recorder

PROGRAM

Fischer Tafelmusik
Overture
Intrade
Contredanse
Minuet
Gigue

Ross Bandt
Currawongs

da Bologna
Fenice Fu – ‘Medieval 14th Century’

Codex
Aquila Altera – ‘Medieval 14th Century’

Locke
Broken Consort – Sett 2

Fantasia
Courante
Air
Saraband

Montéclair
Brunettes Anciènes et Modernes – A selection

Scherer
Sonata No.2

Ross Bandt
Currawongs Calling

Series

This production is part of the following series:

Venue