Six Degrees Ensemble – Above Us

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Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Justine Anderson


Distinct textures inspired by the cosmos above us

About the Ensemble

Melbourne chamber music group Six Degrees Ensemble specialises in Australian, contemporary and lesser-known works. Their invigorating concerts typically feature six or more artists that includes a rotating line-up of guests and an exciting variety of instruments in the spotlight.

About the concert

Their performance in Primrose Potter Salon uses distinct textures and instrumental combinations inspired by the cosmos above us. An immersive repertoire of Elliot Gyger, George Crumb, Somei Satoh, Hildegard von Bingen and Robert Schumann reveals the multilayered and multidimensional timelessness of the celestial world.

In this concert Six Degrees Ensemble combines sitar, piano, percussion, piccolo and bass flute, cello and two vocalists to create a distinctive program. A shimmering constellation of music inviting audiences to reach for the stars and celebrate creativity in all its forms.

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Justine Anderson voice
Stuart Fisher sitar
Joy Lee piano
Michelle John cello
Peter Neville percussion
Eliza Shephard piccolo/bass flute, soprano recorder
Hamish Upton percussion
Alison Lemoh mezzo soprano


Elliott Gyger
The Pleiades at Midnight

George Crumb
Lux Aeterna

Somei Satoh
The Heavenly Spheres Are Illuminated by Lights

Hildegard von Bingen
O coruscant lux sell arum

Robert Schumann
Mein Schoner stern


This production is part of the following series: