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Celebrating Australian Music: Music from the Pacific


Celebrating Australian Music: Music from the Pacific

  • Date: Friday, 25 October 2019, 7pm
  • Venue: St George's, Hanover Square (London, UK) — Hanover Square, London W1S 1FX, United Kingdom
  • Tickets: £15 – £20 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Join Australian singers Samantha Crawford, winner of the Wagner Society Singing Competition and Berliner International Competition, and Victoria Hodgkinson, Kohn Bach Scholar at Royal Academy of Music, as they explore the riches of Australian art song. They will be performing songs composed by Roy Agnew, Don Banks, Brett Dean, Wendy Hiscocks and others.

Australian literature also features with David Martin’s description of an outback Australian Christmas and Michael Leunig’s popular texts both witty and wise read by actress Ann Holme as well as set to music in Brett Dean’s Poems and Prayers.

Samantha and Victoria will be joined by pianist Wendy Hiscocks and Chi-Yu Mo, co-principal clarinettist with the London Symphony Orchestra and professor at the Royal Academy of  Music.

And what better way to top it all off than with a glass of Australian wine?

Performers: Samantha Crawford soprano; Victoria Hodgkinson mezzo-soprano; Chi-Yu Mo clarinet; Wendy Hiscocks piano; Ann Holme actress

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

Featured Australian Works

Bush Christmas : soprano voice with piano (1994) by Wendy Hiscocks
Five North Country folk songs : arranged for soprano & string orchestra by Don Banks
Mother and child : soprano voice with piano (2000) [The Champa Flower; The End ] by Wendy Hiscocks
Digital sheet music sample Poems and prayers : for mezzo-soprano and piano (2006) by Brett Dean
— performed by Victoria Hodkinson and Wendy Hiscocks
The Orange tree : soprano voice with piano (1938) by Horace Keats
The Twenty-ninth bather : soprano voice with piano (1995) by Wendy Hiscocks
Three songs for voice and clarinet : for soprano and clarinet by Margaret Sutherland
 Moons as big as Mountains by Brennan Keats
 Songs without words (no. 2) by Roy Agnew
 The Aboriginal Father; The Eagle Chief; Francisca by Isaac Nathan arr. Hiscocks

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