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  • Date: Thursday, 23 October 2014, 8pm
  • Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
  • Series: This event is part of the Melbourne Festival 2014 series
  • Tickets: $59/$49/$39

Event Details

From Aurora Orchestra comes a carefully crafted series of works inhabiting the hazy realm between sleep and waking.

Aurora conjures the restless fever dreams and chimeras of the small hours, calling forth Vivaldi’s ethereal ‘La Notte’, Benjamin Britten’s arcing Nocturne and even a haunting rendition of The Beatles’ ‘Blackbird’. Exquisitely designed, evocatively lit and masterfully arranged, Insomnia draws you into a realm where spirits flicker amongst the darkness and the forgotten drifts just below the surface.

Atmospheric and immersive, and featuring the masterful vocals of tenor Allan Clayton, this is Aurora Orchestra doing what they do best – bringing brilliant new interpretations to well loved pieces, fashioning them into works totally and unequivocally their own.

Featured non-Australian music: Gurney/Farrington, Couperin/Ades, Lennon/McCartney, Ligeti, Vivaldi, Britten

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Pastoral symphony : for chamber orchestra (2000) by Brett Dean
— performed by Nicholas Collon and Aurora Orchestra

Featured artists

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