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A Rhythm that Dances : A celebration of the music of Ross Edwards

Event

A Rhythm that Dances : A celebration of the music of Ross Edwards

  • Date: Saturday, 13 June 2015, 6.30pm
  • Venue: Recital Hall East — Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Cnr Macquarie St and Bridge St, Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: Free event but fully booked (11 June) — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Presented by Halcyon in partnership with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Inspired by a deep love for the Australian natural environment, the music of Ross Edwards radiates both joyous exuberance and meditative reflection. 'A Rhythm that Dances' celebrates these twin aspects of his writing. Showcasing works spanning almost 40 years, this retrospective program focuses on Edwards’s music in miniature and features solo performances by some of Australia’s leading contemporary musicians. The concert is also a rare opportunity to hear his two major song cycles, The Hermit of Green Light (1979) and Five Senses (2013), as well as Maninya I for voice and cello, which is an early example of his celebrated ‘dance-chant’ style and an inspiration for his violin concerto, Maninyas. Also on the program is his Piano Sonata (2011), commissioned by the Conservatorium for Bernadette Harvey, who recently gave the US premiere.

Performers: Jenny Duck-Chong mezzo soprano, Bernadette Harvey piano, Claire Edwardes percussion, Geoffrey Gartner cello

This is a free event but you must register to attend as numbers are strictly limited and tickets are selling fast.

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 9351 2222 or by email to info@halcyon.org.au

Featured Australian Works

Digital sheet music sample Five senses : five poems of Judith Wright, for mezzo-soprano and piano (2012) by Ross Edwards
— performed by Jenny Duck-Chong and Bernadette Harvey
Hermit of Green Light (countertenor with piano) (1979) by Ross Edwards
— performed by Jenny Duck-Chong and Bernadette Harvey
Maninya I : for voice and cello (1981) by Ross Edwards
— performed by Jenny Duck-Chong and Geoffrey Gartner
Mantras and night flowers (solo piano) (2001) [Selections] by Ross Edwards
— performed by Bernadette Harvey
Marimba dances : for solo marimba (1982) by Ross Edwards
— performed by Claire Edwardes
Piano sonata (solo piano) (2011) by Ross Edwards
— performed by Bernadette Harvey
Prelude & Laughing rock : for solo cello (2003) by Ross Edwards
— performed by Geoffrey Gartner
Digital sheet music sample Water spirit song : for solo cello (2003) by Ross Edwards
— performed by Geoffrey Gartner

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