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CSO: Sharing the Sky


CSO: Sharing the Sky

  • Date: Thursday, 8 April 2021, 6:30pm
  • Venue: National Museum of Australia — Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula, Acton, ACT
  • Tickets: Adult: $60 | Concession: $55 | Under 30: $30 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 6262 6772

Event Details

Jessica Cottis Conductor
Deborah Cheetham AO Soprano
CSO Chamber Players

Brenda GIFFORD Miriwa (Sky)
Peggy POLIAS The Moon
Deborah CHEETHAM AO Song for Dulka Warngiid
Moya HENDERSON AM World premiere, CSO commission

The first concert in the 2021 Australian Series opens with Brenda Gifford’s Miriwa (Sky), a contemplation of the vast canopy spoken in the ancient beauty of the Yuin language.

This is followed by The Moon by Peggy Polias, which charts an enigmatic course across the night sky, from new moon to waning crescent.

The program also features Deborah Cheetham’s Song for Dulka Warngiid, the fourth work in the composer’s Woven Song series. Inspired by the painting and tapestry of the same name and sung in the language of the Kayaldild people, the work transports us to the tiny Bentinck Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

This concert culminates in a world premiere from Moya Henderson, a composer devoted to exploring the soul and culture of Australia’s 60,000-year history.

Image: Kristina Kingston

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by email to tickets@cso.org.au

Featured Australian Works

Miriwa (Sky) : chamber ensemble by Brenda Gifford
— performed by Jessica Cottis and CSO Chamber Players
Song for Dulka Warngiid : soprano with ensemble by Deborah Cheetham
— performed by Deborah Cheetham, CSO Chamber Players and Jessica Cottis
The Moon : for 11 instruments (2007) by Peggy Polias
— performed by CSO Chamber Players and Jessica Cottis

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