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A Flock of Stars
- Date: Saturday, 15 October 2016, 8pm
- Venue: Sir John Clancy Auditorium — University of New South Wales, Gate 9, High Street, Kensington, NSW
- Series: This event is part of the Australia Ensemble 2016 Subscription Series series
- Tickets: Adult: $50 | Senior: $38 | Concession: $30 | Student rush (from 7:30pm on the performance day): $15
Guillaume CONNESSON (b 1970): Techno-Parade (2002)
Roger SMALLEY (1943-2015): Piano Quintet (2003)
Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918): Noël des enfants qui n'ont plus de maisons (Christmas carol for homeless children)
Lyn WILLIAMS (b 1963): A Flock of Stars (2009)
Joseph TWIST (b 1982): Jubilate Deo (2009)
Paul STANHOPE (b 1969): Songs of Innocence and Joy (2004)
Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897): String Sextet in G Op.36 (1864-5)
Guest artists:Sydney Children’s Choir (Director: Lyn Williams)
Most of the guest stars in this celebratory concert are aged sixteen years or under! The Australia Ensemble is delighted to be joined by the Sydney Children’s Choir and celebrated musical director Lyn Williams in a program named for one of her works, in a choral and instrumental collaboration of mainly Australian composers.
The evening begins in the dubious surrounds of a Parisian nightclub with Guillaume Connesson’s Techno-Parade, before a celebration of the life of respected and recently-departed Australian composer Roger Smalley in his meticulous Piano Quintet. The warmly satisfying glow of Brahms’ String Sextet in G draws the season to a close, perhaps the pinnacle of this composer’s chamber music for strings.
Featured non-Australian music: Connesson, Debussy, Brahms
Featured Australian Works
|Jubilate Deo : SA with orchestra accompaniment version (2010) by Joseph Twist|
— performed by Lyn Williams and Sydney Children's Choir
||Piano quintet : piano quintet (2003) by Roger Smalley|
— performed by Australia Ensemble
||Songs of innocence and joy (sa choir with chamber orchestra) (2004) by Paul Stanhope|
— performed by Lyn Williams, Australia Ensemble and Sydney Children's Choir
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