Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Syzygy Ensemble
The Pleasure Principle.
A fearless pioneer in chamber music, Syzygy Ensemble combines virtuosic talent with a bold commitment to today’s music. Lauded for their breathtaking precision and innovative repertoires, the ensemble seeks to spark visceral connections between 21st-century artists and audiences.
About the concert
Don’t we all just want to be happy? Syzygy’s 2023 series explores the many paths that lead to pleasure and purpose. Whether we are seeking serotonin bursts from secular thrills or pursuing an otherworldly divine transcendence, happiness means different things to all of us depending on our heritage, our goals, and our need to conform or disrupt.
Divine Inspiration ruminates on the significance of being insignificant. To live with wonder and awe is to know contentment of an entirely different kind. Syzygy explores ancient castles, the inexorability of the seasons, and the rituals of the Eastern Orthodox Church in a concert that celebrates their search for meaning in a large, chaotic universe.
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Laila Engle flutes
Robin Henry clarinet, bass clarinet
Kyla Matsuura-Miller violin
Campbell Banks cello
Leigh Harrold piano
Your Joy No Man Taketh From You
End of Summer
No.1 El cielo es cada muro ‘A Sky is Every Wall’
Children of Light
v. Phos Hilarion
This production is part of the following series:
Wednesday 20 September 2023 6pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval) Please note, running times are approximate and subject to change.
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