Merlyn Quaife specialises in contemporary music, and has one of the most sepulchral soprano voices in Australia. The concert will contain works by composers from the region. Rosalind Page (from Berry) has recently won Australia’s most prestigious song cycle award. Mary Finsterer (from Bowral) is
a feisty composer who pushes lots of boundaries. Andrew Ford (from Robertson) writes superbly for voice. Kangaroo Valley resident Martin Wesley-Smith will be represented by his cello music performed by David Pereira. The works will be introduced by the composers.
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Featured Australian Works
|ishi ... sono : percussion by Rosalind Page — World premiere|
— performed by Daryl Pratt
||Learning to howl : a song cycle for soprano, soprano saxophone/clarinet/bass clarinet, harp & percussion (2001) by Andrew Ford|
— performed by Daryl Pratt, Marshall McGuire, Merlyn Quaife and Margery Smith
|Madam he : soprano with ensemble (1988) by Mary Finsterer|
— performed by Merlyn Quaife, Megan Billing, David Pereira, Stephanie McCallum and Margery Smith
||Welcome to the Hotel Turismo : for cello and CD (2000) by Martin Wesley-Smith|
— performed by David Pereira
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