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What’s On This Fortnight: 6 June – 20 June
Local Explorations, Global Escapades
We may not be able to travel very far right now, but this fortnight music is your travel guide! Journey across landscapes of the Scottish Highlands with Evergreen Ensemble, celebrate the dynamism of modern Australian chamber music with Nexas Quartet, explore the mastery of traditional and contemporary Chinese music with ACME and revel in the intimacy of music for string quartet with Penny Quartet.
Nexas Quartet performs Current, Wednesday 10 June 4pm
Sounds of Modern Australia & Saxophone | Nexas are focused on promoting the musical diversity of the saxophone, showcasing its versatility and ability to cross genres. This concert represents all that is ‘current’ in Australian chamber music, performance and composition. In every sense of the word, the music is electric, alive and of the present day and features seminal Australian composers Matthew Hindson, Elena Kats-Chernin, Daniel Rojas and Matthew Orlovich which represent the diversity and depth of Australian music.
Penny Quartet performs Blossom, Saturday 13 June 3pm
Intimate Chamber – Personal & Poignant | Blossom explores the intimacies of chamber music across three very personal works: Elliott Carter’s tribute to a departed friend in Fragments I & II, Vignettes by the Penny Quartet’s dear friend Joseph O’Connor and Peteris Vasks’ achingly melancholic ode to nature, Sommersweisen.
Evergreen Ensemble performs Snow in Summer, Sunday 14 June 3pm
Sounds of Scotland & Scandinavia | An homage to the music of the cold and windswept landscapes of the Scottish Highlands and Islands and Scandinavian ties. Scottish Baroque music as you’ve never heard it before, arranged for electric viola da gamba, celtic harp, baroque violin, theorbo and the angelic voice of Claire Patti.
Australian Chinese Music Ensemble (ACME) performs Soliloquy, Wednesday 17 June 4pm
Masters of Chinese Music | Blending the beautiful and traditional with the contemporary and innovative, this shimmering concert brings you solo and ensemble Chinese music performed by leading exponents of the repertoire. From timeless favourites like Spring Moonlight Nigh_t to Chen Yaoxing’s modern treasure for erhu, _Horses Galloping, the exquisite sounds of the bamboo and silk instruments are mesmerising.
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