- Date: Sunday, 29 June 2014, 2:30pm
- Venue: St Stephen's Church, Newtown — 189 Church St, Newtown, NSW
- Tickets: Adults: $30 | Children: $20 | Concession: $20 — Tickets can be purchased by phone on 0433 074 322
The Bourbaki Ensemble concert Songs from South and North will include the world premiere performance of a song cycle by Wollongong composer Wayne Dixon, setting English translations of the French poet Paul Verlaine.
* Wayne Dixon, Songs of Transience, Op.29, for voice, cor anglais and divided strings (Lotte Latukefu, mezzo-soprano; Rachel Tolmie, cor anglais).
* Johan Svendsen, Two Swedish Folk-melodies, Op.27, for string orchestra.
* Ole Bull, The Herdgirl's Sunday, harmonised and arranged for strings by Johan Svendsen.
* Carl Nielsen, Bøhmisk–Dansk Folketone.
* Sir Edward Elgar, Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op.20.
* Frederick Delius, Late Swallows, arranged for string orchestra by Eric Fenby.
Along with Wayne Dixon's work, which has roots in both hemispheres, we present three decidedly northern settings by the Norwegian Johan Svendsen, and a piece by Carl Nielsen which combines a tune from his native Denmark with one from continental Bohemia. The mood of Dixon's Verlaine settings is matched by the wistfulness of Delius' string quartet movement, famously rescored for string orchestra by his amanuensis Eric Fenby. The concert also includes Elgar's well–loved Serenade.
Performers: The Bourbaki Ensemble; David Angell, conductor; Lotte Latufeku, soprano
Featured non-Australian music: Johan Svendsen, Two Swedish Folk-melodies; Ole Bull, The Herdgirl's Sunday; Carl Nielsen, Bøhmisk–Dansk Folketone; Sir Edward Elgar, Serenade for Strings; Frederick Delius, Late Swallows
Featured Australian Works
|Songs of Transience by Wayne Dixon — World premiere|
- New work by John Wayne Dixon
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