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Halcyon : Willow Songs


Halcyon : Willow Songs

  • Date: Saturday, 26 September 2009, 7:30pm
  • Venue: Trackdown Scoring Stage, The Entertainment Quarter — Anzac Parade, Moore Park, NSW
  • Series: This event is part of the New Music Network 2009 series
  • Tickets: $30/$20 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 8256 2222

Event Details

The sublime poetic style of Japanese haiku has inspired composers around the world to give musical expression to a perfectly formed verse. Halcyon performs a selection of these evocative contemporary haiku settings for voice and ensemble.

The performance culminates in the world premiere of a new song cycle by composer, writer and broadcaster Andrew Ford, on poems by Anglo-American poet Anne Stevenson. Willow Songs is a picture of a woman’s life in reverse, from defiant, outrageous maturity to vulnerable girlhood.

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Cycle of love : for counter tenor, alto flute, cello, piano (1981) [three songs] by Anne Boyd
— performed by Sally Whitwell, Steve Meyer, Jenny Duck-Chong and Laura Chislett
Four haiku : for soprano and piano (1992) by Julian Yu
— performed by Stephanie McCallum and Alison Morgan
Digital sheet music sample Willow songs : six poems of Anne Stevenson (2009) by Andrew Ford — World premiere
— performed by Halcyon

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