Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Duo Eclettico
Duo Eclettico unites saxophonist Justin Kenealy and pianist Coady Green for dazzling concerts of the virtuosic music that exists for this rarely heard combination of instruments.
About this concert
Duo Eclettico explores music inspired by the natural world and the intrinsic relationship between nature and humankind. Contemporary artists Takashi Yoshimatsu and Jane Hammond send us into the skies with works that ponder the plight of birds and their natural habitats. Hammond’s poignant new work is an elegy to critically endangered native Victorian birds, with a focus on the Helmeted Honeyeater in the Yellingbo Reserve in the 50th anniversary of this bird being declared the Victorian State’s avifaunal emblem. Whereas Yoshimatsu’s virtuosic Fuzzy Bird Sonata is a famous example of his inventive spirit.
These two works share a powerful message about the environment and are brilliantly paired with William Albright’s Sonata. While internationally renowned as a staple for saxophone and piano, Albright’s monumental work has not been performed in Melbourne until now. Fusing traditional Baroque and modern jazz techniques, it is certain to set emotions and minds a flutter.
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Coady Green piano
Justin Kenealy saxophone
Fuzzy Bird Sonata
Songs from the Box and Swamp
Sonata for alto saxophone & piano (Melbourne premiere)
This production is part of the following series:
Now in its tenth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series brings together Melbourne’s best artists in a year-long festival of chamber music.
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Wednesday 26 May 2021 6pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Standard $40 ($29 Concession)
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