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MSO: Kats-Chernin, Birtwistle etc.


MSO: Kats-Chernin, Birtwistle etc.

  • Date: Saturday, 8 May 2010, 8pm
  • Venue: The Malthouse — 113 Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
  • Tickets: $55-$37 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

The program includes Elena Kats-Chernin's work Zoom and Zip, Harrison Birtwistle's Panic, as well as music by Christopher Rouse and Bramwell Tovey.

Harrison Birtwistle's Panic, which the composer calls a dithyramb for alto saxophone, jazz drummer, wind, brass and percussion was described by London's Daily Telegraph as 'exhilarating as being caught unexpectedly in a violent thunderstorm and surrendering to the sheer, elemental spectacle of it all. Neither pop nor jazz, it nevertheless reached the soul of the saxophone and revealed wonders only Birtwistle could have found…'

Featured non-Australian music: Tovey, Birtwistle, Rouse

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

Featured Australian Works

Zoom and zip : for string orchestra (1997) by Elena Kats-Chernin
— performed by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Bramwell Tovey

Featured artists

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