Camerata Academica of the Antipodes
- Date: Saturday, 6 December 2014, 7pm
- Venue: St Alban's Hall — Pembroke St, Epping, NSW
- Tickets: Adults: $25 | Children: $15 | Concession: $20 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on +61 459 577 110
The recently founded chamber orchestra Camerata Academica of the Antipodes, under the direction of musicologist-performer Dr Imogen Coward, together with siblings Taliesin and Leon Coward, are joined by guest artists mezzo-soprano Catherine Bulfin and the Filipino Chaplaincy Chatswood Parish (FCCP) Vocal Ensemble. Together they will perform a selection of works, including Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Corelli's Christmas Concerto, selections from Purcell's Abdelazer Suite, Nachez's Gypsy Dance No.1 for violin, selections from Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado, and more.
The program also features new works and arrangements by sibling Australian composers Leon and Imogen Coward. In response to popular demand from the inaugural Camerata concert in August, Leon Coward will again perform his original composition Nocturne, referred to by the British Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies Criticks journal as a 'Neo-Romantic work [which] possessed the delicacy of a Chopin nocturne... This was a piece of such simple beauty, one wanted to hear it played again'. With the Camerata he will also perform the world premiere of Beautiful Soup for piano and string orchestra, which is part of his ongoing research and compositional project for Alice in Wonderland, for which he has presented at the TATE Liverpool's 'Alice' exhibition and the MSA's 2011 Perth conference.
Profits support the Don Spencer Australian Children’s Music Foundation.
Performers: Camerata Academica of the Antipodes chamber orchestra, performing with: Dr Imogen Coward (dir.), Taliesin Coward (Baritone/Violin), Leon Coward (Piano/featured composer), the Filipino Chaplaincy Chatswood Parish (FCCP) Vocal Ensemble, and Catherine Bulfin (mezzo-soprano).
Featured non-Australian music: Corelli, Purcell, Bach, Nachez, Gilbert & Sullivan
- Music of Leon Coward
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