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CIMF18: From the Letter to the Law


CIMF18: From the Letter to the Law

  • Date: Monday, 30 April 2018, 11am
  • Venue: Various venues in Canberra — Canberra, ACT
  • Series: This event is part of the Canberra International Music Festival 2018 series
  • Tickets: Adults: $55 | Children: $25 | Concession: $50 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 6230 5880

Event Details

“From the Letter to the Law” is a series of three all-Australian mini recitals, featuring Roger Smalley's wry and witty song cycle about cats, string music by composer-in-residence Mary Finsterer, and, to conclude, an all-Australian harp selection.


National Library of Australia – 11 am:

Roger Smalley:  Nine Lives (2007)

National Portrait Gallery – ca. 11.30 am:

Mary Finsterer:
          Tract for cello solo  (1993)
          Spherica for 2 violins  (2008)
          Ignis (WP)

High Court of Australia – ca. 12.00 pm:

Martin Wesley-Smith: Seven Widows at the Gates of Sugamo
Sharon Calcraft: Sevenfold Amen
Larry Sitsky: Perpetuum Mobile


Kate Howden, mezzo-soprano; Roland Peelman, piano
James Wannan, viola d’amore; Christopher Pidcock, cello
Veronique Serret, violin.
Seven Harp Ensemble directed by Alice Giles AM.

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 6230 5880 or by email to info@cimf.org.au

Featured Australian Works

Fantasia No. 13: Perpetuum mobile : harp by Larry Sitsky
Ignis : string duo by Mary Finsterer — World premiere
Nine lives : a song cycle about cats (2007) by Roger Smalley
— performed by Roland Peelman and Kate Howden
Seven widows at the gates of Sugamo by Martin Wesley-Smith and Peter Wesley-Smith
Spherica I : violin duet (2008) by Mary Finsterer
— performed by James Wannan and Veronique Serret
Tract : cello solo (1993) by Mary Finsterer
— performed by Christopher Pidcock
 Sevenfold Amen by Sharon Calcraft

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