- Date: Thursday, 7 December 2017 to Sunday, 10 December 2017, Thu-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm
- Venue: fortyfivedownstairs — 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC
- Tickets: Adults: $35 | Children: free | Concession: $30 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9662 9966
The third concert in The Usefulness of Art series.
This will be the Melbourne premiere performance of Adam Simmons’ Travelling Tales, a suite composed and performed for the 2013 Piraeus Festival in Athens, Greece with Intrarti Orchestra. The music is influenced by a mix of Adam’s road trips around Australia, European travels, his love of Japanese shakuhachi music and his belief in the usefulness of art. The experiences, sounds and concepts come together to create musical landscapes and images, both panoramic and up close.
Adam has a long performance history with Timothy Phillips, via the works of Kate Neal, James Hullick and as a occasional member of Arcko Symphonic Ensemble. As a rare ensemble dedicated to development and presentation of Australian composers, Arcko is the ideal ensemble to present this work. Originally performed by a 12 piece ensemble, this performance will be expanded to feature a 21 member string orchestra.
Performers: Arcko Symphonic Ensemble – conducted by Timothy Phillips; Adam Simmons – tenor/soprano saxophones, bass clarinet
Featured Australian Works
|Travelling tales (saxophone with chamber ensemble) by Adam Simmons — Australian premiere|
— performed by Arcko Symphonic Ensemble, Adam Simmons and Timothy Phillips
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