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CSO Chamber: Renewal


CSO Chamber: Renewal

  • Date: Thursday, 31 October 2019, 6:30pm
  • Venue: National Portrait Gallery — King Edward Terrace, Parkes, ACT
  • Tickets: Standard: $55 | Under 30: $29 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 6262 6772

Event Details

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s incredible Artist in Focus, oboist Diana Doherty, takes centre stage in Renewal alongside the Zephira Quintet in this year’s second Australian Series concert at the National Portrait Gallery. A long-time collaborator with Doherty, Ross Edwards is one of Australia’s best-loved composers, his vibrant, ecstatic music drawing inspiration from the sounds of the natural environment and the spiritual world.

Renewal will see Edwards’ atmospheric Water Spirit Song frame a concert featuring his wind quintet Incantations, as well as the world premiere of a brand new CSO commission by Indigenous composer and opera singer Deborah Cheetham, and Cyrus Meurant’s 2016 Monuments for solo oboe and musical drones. Led by Doherty, this concert will showcase the finest new wind music Australia has to offer, culminating in a performance for oboe and the sound of waterfalls played through audience smartphones.

For virtuosos of a different kind, explore the inaugural Darling Portrait Prize exhibition after the concert. The Portrait Gallery’s first prize encouraging the best in portrait painting.

Diana Doherty Soloist
2019 Artist in Focus

Zephira Quintet
Teresa Rabe Flute
Megan Pampling Oboe
Eloise Fisher Clarinet
Kristen Sutcliffe Bassoon
Dianna Gaetjens French Horn

Matthew Hindson AM Curator

ROSS EDWARDS AM Water Spirit Song (2003)
CYRUS MEURANT Monuments (2016)
DEBORAH CHEETHAM AO New CSO commission (2019)
ROSS EDWARDS AM Incantations (1985)

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 6247 9191 or by email to tickets@cso.org.au

Featured Australian Works

Incantations : for wind quintet (1985) by Ross Edwards
— performed by Zephira Quintet
Water spirit song : for solo cor anglais (2003) by Ross Edwards
— performed by Diana Doherty
 Monuments (2016) by Cyrus Meurant

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