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The Lark Ascending : Canberra International Music Festival


The Lark Ascending : Canberra International Music Festival

  • Date: Friday, 17 May 2013, 8.15pm
  • Venue: Albert Hall, Canberra — Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra, ACT
  • Series: This event is part of the Canberra International Music Festival 2013 series
  • Tickets: Adults: $50 | Concession: $45 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 0262 752 700

Event Details

Honouring our Garden City heritage inspired by the English pastoral tradition. The program includes the first complete performance of Andrew Ford's Australian Aphorisms. The cycle consists of settings of aphoristic poems and lines by seven Australian writers: Les Murray, John Forbes, Judith Wright, David McCooey, Maria Takolander, Barbara Blackman and David Campbell.

Performers: Canberra Festival Brass cond. Richard Gill, The Song Company cond. Roland Peelman, Madeleine Mitchell VIOLIN, Tobias Cole COUNTERTENOR, Timothy Young PIANO, Tamara Anna Cislowska PIANO

Featured non-Australian music: Benjamin Britten: Fanfare for St Edmunsbury; Gavin Bryars: from The Second Book Of Madrigals for 6 Voices; Benjamin Britten: Hymn to St Cecilia; Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending; Benjamin Britten: Folksongs; John Metcalf: Paradise Haunts

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on 0262 305 880 or by email to info@cimf.org.au

Featured Australian Works

Digital sheet music sample Australian aphorisms : for six voices (2013) by Andrew Ford — World premiere
— performed by Song Company

Featured artists

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