Plexus Trio Meets Christopher Saunders : Port Fairy Spring Music Festival
Melbourne contemporary chamber ensemble PLEXUS brings together the talents of three of Australia's most vibrant musicians. PLEXUS was formed to pay homage to the Verdehr Trio, which commissioned numerous important composers of the late twentieth century. Continuing in its footsteps, PLEXUS premieres 22 new works in 2014, engaging a network of artists across a variety of disciplines. PLEXUS is joined in this concert by Christopher Saunders, one of the finest tenors of his generation.
Gordon Kerry's cantata The End of Many Worlds is a setting of texts from Euripides and Sebastian Barry's novel A Long, Long Way. The piece is dedicated to the composer's great-uncle John Kerry, who died in Flanders in 1917. In this wide-ranging program, PLEXUS also presents duo and solo works of Beethoven, Schumann, and Debussy, as well as the 1932 Trio by Khachaturian, one of the first works ever composed for this instrumental combination.
Featured non-Australian music: Khachaturian, Debussy, Beethoven, Schumann
Featured Australian Works
|The end of many worlds (tenor with chamber ensemble) (2014) by Gordon Kerry|
— performed by Christopher Saunders and Plexus Ensemble
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