Cancelled: The Summers Night National Women's Mentoring Project

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Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Tura New Music


Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise that The Summers Night National Women’s Mentoring Project on Wednesday 16 June 2021 6pm has been cancelled.

Melbourne Recital Centre cares deeply about the health and safety of its audiences, artists and staff. We acknowledge that the suspension of normal operations in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a difficult but essential action for the health of the Victorian public. We are committed to supporting our staff during this time and difficult circumstances. We thank our community for its support during this challenging time.

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Event details

Experience the Melbourne premiere of five ground-breaking new works by emerging women and non-binary Australian composers.

About this concert

The Summers Night National Women’s Mentoring Project is a biennial project established to support and mentor female and non-binary composers to create a new composition, in the aim of growing the gender diversity of composers in music programs Australia-wide. After workshops and performances in Perth and Adelaide, this concert of the five new innovative and exciting works from the selected composers are performed in Melbourne by Gabriella Smart (piano), Vanessa Tomlinson (percussion), Aaron Wyatt (violin/viola) and Tristen Parr (cello).

Event Partners

Soundstream, Monash University, Decibel New Music Ensemble and Clocked Out.

Supported by APRA AMCOS, the Australia Council for the Arts and the Sydney Community Foundation’s Women Composers Fund and its associated donors.

COVID Safety

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Gabriella Smart piano
Vanessa Tomlinson percussion
Aaron Wyatt violin/viola
Tristen Parr cello


Aviva Endean (VIC)
Invocation (2021)

Hilary Kleinig (S.A.)
Ashes to Ashes (2021)

Bree van Reyk (N.S.W.)
Untitled (for Leonora d’Este/Anonymous) (2021)

Kate Milligan (W.A.)
Threads of Insomnia (2021)

Frankie Dyson Reilly (QLD)
Plumage (2021)

This year’s selected composers have been mentored by Cat Hope, Gabriella Smart, Erik Griswold, Damien Ricketson, Vanessa Tomlinson, Olivia Davies, Tristen Parr and Aaron Wyatt.