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In Praise of Darkness
- Date: Saturday, 21 June 2014, 10pm
- Venue: Federation Concert Hall, Hobart — 1 Davey St, Hobart, TAS
- Tickets: $19-79 — Tickets can be purchased online
‘Then dearest child mournest thou only for Jupiter?
Considerest thou alone the burial of the stars?’
– On the Beach at Night, Walt Whitman
It’s the night of the winter solstice, and we’re celebrating this ancient marking of time with a special concert of darkness and light. The medieval, pagan and ritual elements of the solstice will be reborn in an incandescent modern soundworld, conducted by the astounding Anu Tali (Estonia). Enter the world anew.
Anu Tali conductor
Jun Yi Ma violin
Sharon Prero soprano
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Chorus
GREGORIAN CHANT Dominus illuminatio mea
ARVO PÄRT Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten
JOHN TAVENER Song of the Angel
MORTEN LAURIDSEN O magnum mysterium
ARVO PÄRT Wenn Bach Bienen gezüchtet hätte ...
ARVO PÄRT Fratres
PĒTERIS VASKS Lonely Angel
BRETT DEAN Carlo
Featured non-Australian music: Pärt, Vasks, Lauridsen, Tavener
Further information for this event is available online at the event's website
Featured Australian Works
||Carlo : music for strings and sampler (1997) by Brett Dean|
— performed by Anu Tali and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
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