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  • Date: Sunday, 17 March 2019, 5pm
  • Venue: Retford Park (Bowral NSW) — 1325 Old South Rd, Bowral, NSW
  • Tickets: $70/$60 concession; National Trust members, Bundanon Trust subscribers — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Join us for a house concert at the magnificent National Trust (NSW) property Retford Park in Bowral, the former home of Sir James Fairfax, with internationally renowned Ironwood, an Australian-based ensemble committed to exploring music of the baroque, classical, romantic and contemporary periods on early string and keyboard instruments.

Featuring Australian compositions both heritage and new, this program will feature the string quartet Lost Pages from the Book of Memory and Forgetting created for Ironwood by leading Australian composer Tim Dargaville, who is currently the 2019 ‘Prelude’ composer-in-residence at Golden Vale. This work is an innovative, creative response to the loss of a parent through dementia. Other works on the program have been created by Tim Dargaville during his residency at Golden Vale.

Tim Dargaville’s creative work has been recognized as a distinctive synthesis drawing from diverse traditions, grounded in intercultural exploration that engages with the poetry of the ordinary. His music has received prestigious awards, including the Albert Maggs Award and the Jean Bogan Prize, and has been acclaimed both internationally and in Australia with performances at major events including the Warsaw Autumn Festival (Poland), the Melbourne Festival, the Sydney Festival, the East-West Music and Dance Encounter (India), the Wigmore Hall Masters Series (London, UK), and the Rotterdam Bach Festival (the Netherlands).

Gates open at 4pm so that concert guests are welcome to wander around the gardens prior to the event.

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

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