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ACO: Music for Healing
- Date: Wednesday, 8 September 2021, 7:30pm
- Venue: Perth Concert Hall — 5 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA
- Series: This event is part of the ACO: Music for Healing series
- Tickets: Adult: $49 - $131 | Concession: $49 - $116 | Under 30: $49 | Student: $25 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 1800 444 444
The meditative nature of music helps us repair and renew by heightening our awareness, invigorating our senses and revealing the truth of our feelings. That is at the heart of Pēteris Vasks’ Vox amoris which is a journey through love and the full range of human expression.
Just as Vox amoris explores the depth of human experience, this concert examines our emotions and the fragility of mental health. Drawing from the experience of two friends dealing with difficult personal periods, Iain Grandage’s Black Dogs confronts uncertainty and darkness, before building into an almost funk-like affirmation of survival. Black Dogs features guitarist Slava Grigoryan who will also perform Albéniz’s famous Asturias in a special arrangement for guitar and string orchestra, before Pink Floyd’s Shine On You Crazy Diamond returns us to the delicate balance between inner and outer health, and the trust in light emerging from darkness.
HAAS – String Quartet No.2, Op.7 “From the Monkey Mountains”: III. The Moon and I
FELDMAN – Rothko Chapel: 5th Movement
PINK FLOYD – Shine On You Crazy Diamond
ALBENIZ – (arr. guitar & strings) Asturias (Leyenda)
HAAS – String Quartet No.2, Op.7 "From the Monkey Mountains”: IV. A Wild Night
ANNA THORVALDSDOTTIR – Illumine
IAIN GRANDAGE – Black Dogs (arr. string orchestra)
PĒTERIS VASKS – Vox Amoris
Featured non-Australian music: Albéniz, Vasks, Pink Floyd, Haas, Feldman, Thorvaldsdottir
Featured Australian Works
|Black dogs (guitar with string orchestra) by Iain Grandage|
— performed by Richard Tognetti, Australian Chamber Orchestra and Slava Grigoryan
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