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Sirius Chamber Ensemble: Birdsong


Sirius Chamber Ensemble: Birdsong

  • Date: Saturday, 29 October 2016, 3pm
  • Venue: Christ Church, Lavender Bay — 28 Lavender Street, Lavender Bay, NSW
  • Tickets: Adults: $30 | Children: $10 | Concession: $20 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 0417 260 818

Event Details

Birdsong has inspired the creation of music for centuries. Its repeated motifs and interval patterns are distinctive, melodic, and perfectly suited for imitation or adaptation into a larger musical work. Australian composers have particularly been inspired by native birdsong to create a uniquely Australian sound.

Sirius Chamber Ensemble have collated a program of music which explores the birdsong inspired music of local composers including Alan Holley, Paul Stanhope, Corrina Bonshek and Nigel Ubrihien. Alongside these works we will present some of the most famous examples of birdsong in music: Olivier Messiaen’s Le Merle Noir and Ralph Vaughan William’s The Lark Ascending, in a new chamber arrangement by Sydney-based composer Paul Smith. Soprano Taryn Srhoj returns to perform songs by Berio, Michael Head and John McCabe.

Featured non-Australian music: Messiaen - Le Merle Noir

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on 0417 260 818 or by email to sirius.ensemble@gmail.com

Featured Australian Works

As small birds play : for B flat clarinet (2011) by Corrina Bonshek
— performed by Sirius Chamber Ensemble
The Birds will sing them off : clarinet solo (2012) by Alan Holley
— performed by Sirius Chamber Ensemble
The taste of midnight : for flute, clarinet in B flat & piano (1993) by Paul Stanhope
— performed by Sirius Chamber Ensemble

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