Barbara Blackman Concert
- Date: Saturday, 15 May 2010, 4pm
- Venue: Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture — Blackall Street, Barton, ACT
- Series: This event is part of the Canberra International Music Festival 2010 series
- Tickets: $39 / $35. Festival passes available — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 6275 2700
Peter Sculthorpe has agreed to take become the Festival’s Composer Laureate and will be featured in the inaugural Barbara Blackman concert exploring the relationship between music and poetry. Sculthorpe’s Love Thoughts, a major 40-minute setting of Japanese haiku will receive only its third performance in 33 years while Olivier Messiaen’s recently discovered Fantaisie, written and dedicated to his first wife Claire Delbos, will receive its Australian premiere. Finally we will present Peter Sculthorpe and Barbara Blackman’s classic telling of the story of Eliza Fraser and the convict Bracewell in a new version for violin, soprano and piano.
Featured non-Australian music: Messiaen
Featured Australian Works
||Eliza Fraser sings : for soprano, flute and piano (1978) by Peter Sculthorpe|
— performed by Tamara Anna Cislowska, Nicole Thomson and Chris Latham
|Love thoughts : soprano with ensemble by Peter Sculthorpe|
— performed by Graeme Jennings, David Pereira, Vernon Hill, Alan Vivian, Anna Fraser and Peter Sculthorpe
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