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Butterfly Modernism


Butterfly Modernism

  • Date: Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 7.30pm
  • Venue: The Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre — Cnr Southbank Boulevard & Sturt Street, Melbourne, VIC
  • Tickets: Standard: $38 | Concession: $28 (booking fees apply) — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Event Details

The watery world of coastal architecture swirls through music exploring Chancellor and Patrick’s McCraith House at Dromana, Flinders House by Wood Marsh, the Sydney Opera House and Andrea Palladio’s Venetian architecture.

There are selections from David Malouf’s latest comic opera, The Aspern Papers, based upon a story by Henry James. Set in Venice, the intertwining alleyways weave through the music, mirroring of the tangled mind of Henry Vayne who is trying to steal the letters of poet Jeffrey Aspern. The imposing Venetian architecture of Andrea Palladio brings grace to this riotous story.

The concert features an array of Melbourne’s top musicians including Deborah Kayser, Justine Anderson, Jerzy Kozlinski, Tristram Williams, Robert Schubert, Peter Neville and the Silo String Quartet with guest performer British virtuoso trombonist Barrie Webb.

Presented by Eve Duncan


Eve Duncan
Butterfly Modernism
Deep in Summer
Sydney Opera House


Eve Duncan
The Butterfly House

Eve Duncan and David Malouf
I told you, Mr Vayne. Nothing Here is Mine (world premiere)
Do You Think I Am Beautiful? (world premiere)
So This Iis The Lion’s Den (world premiere)
If You Were A Relation (world premiere)
Ah. But I Do Know His Face (world premiere)

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Featured Australian Works

Butterfly modernism : for piano quintet (2011) by Eve Duncan
— performed by Silo String Quartet and Michael Kieran Harvey
Sydney Opera House (piano with chamber ensemble) by Eve Duncan
— performed by Michael Kieran Harvey and Timothy Phillips
The Aspern papers : opera [excerpts] by Eve Duncan — World premiere
The Butterfly House : piano quintet (2011) by Eve Duncan
— performed by Silo String Quartet and Michael Kieran Harvey

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