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Songbirds at Old 505


Songbirds at Old 505

  • Date: Thursday, 6 August 2020, 8:30pm
  • Venue: Old 505 Theatre — 5 Eliza St, Newtown, NSW
  • Tickets: Adults: $45 - contact: admin@ensembleoffspring.com

Event Details

To celebrate the release of our recent ABC Classic release, Songbirds, Ensemble Offspring return to the Old 505 with a program of favourites from the twittersphere alongside pied butcher bird melodies and chirpy hymns.

With a little help from six revered local and international composers plus special guest pianist Sonya Lifschitz - Claire Edwardes (percussion), Jason Noble (clarinet/bass clarinet) and Lamorna Nightingale (flutes) present a program of works as breathtaking as a lyrebird's tail.

Join our instrumentalists for their triumphant homecoming and be immersed in live sounds once more!


Claire Edwardes (Artistic Director/percussion)
Lamorna Nightingale (flutes)
Jason Noble (clarinets)
Sonya Lifschitz (piano)


Olivier Messiaen - Abyss of the Birds (1940) 7’
Brett Dean - Letters from the Twittersphere (2015) 3’
John Luther Adams - 3 Canticles of the Birds Movt 1 & 2 (2013) 10'
Brenda Gifford - Mungala (2019) 5'
Hollis Taylor/Jon Rose - Bitter Springs Creek 2014 (2019) 8'
Gerard Brophy - Beautiful Birds (2019) 15’


Audience will be seated according to close friends and family units - please get in touch to organise your ticketing bundle: admin@ensembleoffspring.com .

$45 (includes a free drink worth $10)

Featured non-Australian music: John Luther Adams, Olivier Messiaen

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by email to admin@ensembleoffspring.com

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