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The Music of Margaret Brandman

Event

The Music of Margaret Brandman

  • Date: Saturday, 3 September 2016, 7:30pm
  • Venue: Recital Hall East — Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Cnr Macquarie St and Bridge St, Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: $35/$25/$15/$10 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Come and enjoy this celebration of the music of Australian composer Margaret Brandman. The first half of the concert features audio/visual selections from SENSATIONS & ABRAZO recently recorded by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra in the Czech Republic, and members of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, in Havana, interspersed with piano and vocal works performed by Margaret Brandman in association with special guest artist Baritone Martin Cooke of the Bavarian State Opera Company. The world premiere of Brandman’s Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac song cycle, performed by Martin Cooke in association with Margaret Brandman, will comprise the second half of this concert.

Margaret Brandman – composer/pianist
Martin Cooke – baritone

Program

Love Brings Change (Adagio for Strings) – segments performed by the MPO – film
Firestorm Symphony – composer interview and orchestral segments – film
Lyric Fantasy – (piano & string orchestra), performed by Lucie Kaucká with the MPO - film segments
Autumn Rhapsody (piano solo) Margaret Brandman
Lady of Grace – Martin Cooke (baritone) and Margaret Brandman (piano associate)
Warm Winds in Havana – (Sax Quartet & Percussion) – music and film from Cuba
The Baragoola Sails to Manly – Martin Cooke (baritone) with Margaret Brandman (piano associate)

Interval

Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac – song cycle, performers Martin Cooke (Baritone) in association with Margaret Brandman (piano): In Two Minds; The Water Dragon; The Mountain Goat; The Ram in Spring; Lion Love; In Neptune’s Realm; Four Castles of Stone; Dance of Life; In Perfect, Perfect Pitch; Universal Truth Remains; Virgo Delight; Cosmic Fire

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Autumn rhapsody : for piano (2012) by Margaret Brandman
— performed by Margaret Brandman
Cosmic wheel of the zodiac : Song cycle (2016) by Margaret Brandman — World premiere
— performed by Martin Cooke and Margaret Brandman
Digital sheet music sample Lady of Grace : a contemporary setting of the Ave Maria prayer text for baritone or mezzo-soprano voice and piano (2015) by Margaret Brandman
— performed by Martin Cooke and Margaret Brandman
The Baragoola sails to Manly : for mezzo-soprano or baritone voice and piano (2016) by Margaret Brandman — World premiere
— performed by Martin Cooke and Margaret Brandman

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