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Pagan Dances


Pagan Dances

  • Date: Thursday, 10 May 2018, 6-7pm
  • Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
  • Tickets: Adults: $39 | Concession: $29 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Event Details

Syzygy 2018 – Hommage à M. Debussy Claude Debussy is widely regarded as the father of modern classical music. In the centenary year of his death, Syzygy takes the final three sonatas of Debussy as points of departure for three concerts that explore the fantastical and multi-faceted contemporary legacy of this bold, exploratory musician. In the pioneering spirit of Debussy, we also include a newly-commissioned Australian work in each concert.

Concert 1. Pagan Dances Beginning with the first of Debussy’s three sonatas, we survey the last one hundred years of dance music. In Debussy’s masterful trio we dance for sensual pleasure while in Jolivet’s ‘Alla Rustica’ we do a pagan dance to usher in plentiful crops for the coming season. Finally, we throb to the sounds of the Paris underground with Mantovani’s epic and wildly hedonistic ‘Rave Party’. This concert also features a fascinating new work by Australian composer Emile Frankel.

Claude Debussy
Sonata for flute, viola and harp

Andre Jolviet
Sonata for flute, viola and harp

Emile Frankel

Bruno Mantovani
D’un rêve parti

Featured non-Australian music: Debussy, Jolivet, Mantovani

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 9699 3333 or by email to info@syzygyensemble.com

Featured Australian Works

 Tracecore by Emile Frankel — World premiere

Featured artists

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