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Syzygy Ensemble


Syzygy Ensemble

  • Date: Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 6pm
  • Venue: The Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre — Cnr Southbank Boulevard & Sturt Street, Melbourne, VIC
  • Tickets: $38/$28 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

The musicians of Syzygy Ensemble share a deep empathy with music of our own time as well as an unbridled desire to share this enthusiasm with audiences in a way that may stretch your ears but never slap you in the face.

Syzygy explores the concept of music as a persuasive tool, music as passionate argument.

The works range from Ives’ last violin sonata, which invokes the religious fervour of evangelical hymns in order to both pay homage to and mock the church-goers of his day, through to the very recently composed Old Kings in Exile by Brett Dean.

This moving work evokes a plea for the continuity of memory of those we have lost, and details the harrowing challenges faced by the dying.

Featured non-Australian music: Ives, Alvarez, Lehrdahl

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Featured Australian Works

Sextet : 'Old kings in exile' : for flute, clarinet, percussion, violin, violoncello and piano (2010) by Brett Dean
— performed by Syzygy Ensemble

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