Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Syzygy Ensemble
Don’t we all just want to be happy?
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.
In their second series installment Syzygy invites listeners to strap in for an exhilarating road trip featuring musical fusion from around the globe. Joy Ride is a thrilling hedonistic romp. Fast rides. Loud machines. Shiny things. Instant satisfaction. High-level distraction. Tomorrow be damned, let’s have some fun.
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Laila Engle flutes
Robin Henry clarinet/bass clarinet
Kyla Matsuura-Miller violin
Campbell Banks cello
Leigh Harrold piano
Guillaume Connesson (1970-)
Techno – Parade (2002)
Su Min Lee
Chasing Shadows (2023) – World Premiere
Slipstream (2020, rev.2023)
1. Haunted Sea Shanty Feel – Jaunty Swing
3. Frenzied, A Bit Silly
4. Bluegrass, Folky – Dream-like, Strange Swing
5. Renewed Vigour
Svante Henryson (1963-)
Suite Off Pist (1996)
1. Off Pist
Daniel Schnyder (1961-)
Impetus (2014) – World Premiere
This production is part of the following series:
Celebrate the best local and international music at the award-winning venue where live music lives.
Thursday 30 November 2023 6pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval) Please note, running times are approximate and subject to change.
Standard $37 ($30 Concession)
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