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Beginnings to New Ends


Beginnings to New Ends

  • Date: Sunday, 24 June 2018, 3pm
  • Venue: Sydney Opera House, Utzon Room — Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: Adults: $45 (booking fees apply) — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 9250 7777

Event Details

Generations converge as Ensemble Offspring pits Artistic Director and leading percussionist, Claire Edwardes, against up-and-coming instrumental talent Georgina Oakes. Claire performs a set of colourful percussion solos, written in collaboration with emerging female composers. Alongside her will be Ensemble Offspring’s first-ever Associate Artist, clarinettist Georgina Oakes, who returns from 10 years in Europe to wow us with her new music pedigree working with the likes of Pierre Boulez and Tristan Murail. We can’t wait to welcome her on board. You’ll want front row seats for this exhilarating tilt at future sounds featuring gongs, drums, winds and even recited text.


Ella MacensColour Burst (2017) for percussion 6’
Dobrinka TabakovaFrozen River Flows (2005) for clarinet & vibraphone (Australian Premiere) 6’30
Pierre BoulezDomaines (1968/9) for clarinet 9′
Michael SmetaninLadder of Escape (1984) for clarinet 4’
Michael SmetaninTemple (2015) for temple blocks (Australian Premiere) 4’
Elizabeth YounanElectors of Middlemarch (2018) for drum set up & voice solo (World Premiere) 8’
Christopher FoxReeling (1983) for clarinet & hi-hat cymbal 6’30

Featured non-Australian music: Dobrinka Tabakova, Pierre Boulez, Christopher Fox

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on 0421 238 636 or by email to admin@ensembleoffspring.com

Featured Australian Works

Digital sheet music sample Electors of Middlemarch : for solo percussionist (2017) by Elizabeth Younan — World premiere
— performed by Ensemble Offspring
Ladder of escape (nonets: 9 bass clarinets) (1984) by Michael Smetanin
— performed by Ensemble Offspring
Digital sheet music sample Temple : percussion (2015) by Michael Smetanin — Australian premiere
— performed by Ensemble Offspring
 Colour Burst (2017) by Ella Macens

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