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Cloudy With a Chance of Rain (The Griffyn Ensemble) - Canberra


Cloudy With a Chance of Rain (The Griffyn Ensemble) - Canberra

  • Date: Sunday, 12 August 2012, 2:30
  • Venue: National Gallery of Australia — Parkes Place, Parkes, Canberra, ACT
  • Tickets: Adults: $35 | Children: $10 | Concession: $30 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 0466 480 104

Event Details

With special guest, former weather presenter Rob Gell Part-music, part-weather forecast. The Griffyn Ensemble celebrates National Science Week with a performance inspired by the weather in all four seasons. Geomorphologist Rob Gell, who was a Melbourne weather presenter for 30 years, will be on-stage with simulated weather forecasts whilst the Griffyn Ensemble perform music spanning genre and geography. An entertaining and light-hearted look at how the Sciences have influenced the Arts in a truly unique fashion. Featuring re-imaginings of works by Crowded House; contemporary art music from Urugua, Latvia, and Japan, chamber jazz and song by American musical maverick Alec Wilder and George Gershwin; divine sounds from Debussy and Villa-Lobos, and works by Australian composers Elena Kats-Chernin and Michael Sollis.

Featured non-Australian music: Alec Wilder, Toru Takemitsu, Miguel Del Aguila, Peteris Vasks, Debussy, Villa-Lobos, Richard Rodgers, George Gershwin

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on 0466 480 104 or by email to griffyn@live.com.au

Featured Australian Works

Green leaf (unaccompanied piano) by Elena Kats-Chernin
Mirage (duos: piccolo, percussion) (2012) by Michael Sollis
— performed by Griffyn Ensemble
 Always take the weather with you/Four seasons in one day by Crowded House

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