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Generations : Metropolis New Music Festival 2019


Generations : Metropolis New Music Festival 2019

  • Date: Saturday, 4 May 2019, 3pm
  • Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
  • Series: This event is part of the Metropolis New Music Festival 2019 series
  • Tickets: Standard: $39 | Concession: $29 (booking fees apply) — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Event Details

Three generations of Australian women composers are celebrated in a richly hued kaleidoscope of music from across the decades.

Helen Gifford’s compelling compositional voice begins the journey, with her seminal works setting the scene for generations of women composers including Christine McCombe, Annie Hsieh, Melody Eotvos, Kate Neal and Kate Moore.

With a particular focus on the female voice, coupled with an eclectic mix of instruments and ensemble settings, the power of these individuals speaks to us across the generations.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Six Degrees Ensemble


Helen Gifford
Red autumn in Valvins
Shiva, the auspicious one

Christine McCombe
Spring Haiku
Solstice Stone

Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh

Melody Eotvos
Wild October Jones

Kate Neal

Kate Moore


Justine Anderson Curator/Voice
Melissa Doecke Flute
Peter Dumsday Piano
Stuart Fisher Guitar
Vivien Hamilton Voice
Michelle John Cello
Zac Johnston Violin
Joy Lee piano
Jeannie Marsh Voice
Tim Phillips Conductor
Hamish Upton Percussion
Melina VanLeeuwen Harp

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Featured Australian Works

Fable : harp solo (1967) by Helen Gifford
— performed by Melina van Leeuwen
Digital sheet music sample Gogonasus : soprano with ensemble (2009) by Kate Neal
Halcyon : three songs for voice and guitar (1994) by Christine McCombe
Digital sheet music sample Red autumn in Valvins : soprano voice with piano (1964) by Helen Gifford
Shiva, the auspicious one : piano solo (2012) by Helen Gifford
Digital sheet music sample Solstice stone : for soprano and harp (2002) by Christine McCombe
Spring Haiku by Christine McCombe
Digital sheet music sample Tarantella : viola solo by Kate Moore
Digital sheet music sample Tightrope (a funny trauma) : for soprano and mixed quintet (2013) by Annie Hsieh
Digital sheet music sample Wild October Jones : for chamber ensemble (2015) by Melody Eötvös
— performed by Michelle John, Hamish Upton and Melissa Doecke

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