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Steel City Strings: The Composer is in the Room

Event

Steel City Strings: The Composer is in the Room

  • Date: Saturday, 6 March 2021, 7:30pm
  • Venue: Wollongong Town Hall — Cnr of Crown St and Kembla St, Wollongong, NSW
  • Series: This event is part of the The Composer is in the Room series
  • Tickets: Adult: $45 | Concession: $40 | Student: $20 | Under 18: $10 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Steel City Strings is back in 2021 with an exciting concert event to present a new composition, ‘Cinque Forme d’Amore’ (‘Five Kinds of Love’) by Elena Kats-Chernin, voted the most popular Australian composer in 2019’s ABC Classic’s Favourite Composer countdown. This piece was commissioned by local philanthropist Sue Kirby in memory of her late husband, Judge Jack Goldring.

Also featuring ‘Nothing is Forever’ by Matthew Hindson, Ann Carr-Boyd’s lively ‘Fandango’, Moya Henderson’s spiritual Aboriginal themes in ‘The Dreaming: Utterly Sacred: In Honour of 40,000 Years’; Andrew Ford’s evocative, sparkling ‘Bright Shiners’, and ‘Blue Poles’ (from The Manhattan Epiphanies); and the sublime and deeply moving ‘Elegy in Memoriam Rupert Brooke’ by Frederick Septimus Kelly.

The APRA/AMCOS award winning ensemble will energise audiences with the unique sound of Australian music and culture. Come and celebrate the music from our region!

Program

Elena Kats-Chernin 'Cinque Forme d'Amore' (Five Kinds of Love)*
Matthew Hindson 'Nothing is Forever'
Ann Carr-Boyd 'Fandango'
Andrew Ford 'Bright Shiners', 'Blue Poles' (from The Manhattan Epiphanies)
Frederick Septimus Kelly 'Elegy in Memoriam Rupert Brooke'

* World Premiere (Commissioned by Sue Kirby)

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on 0467 869 478 or by email to steelcitystrings@gmail.com

Featured Australian Works

Digital sheet music sample Bright shiners : for solo violin and string orchestra (2009) by Andrew Ford
— performed by Steel City Strings
Cinque Forme d'Amore : string orchestra by Elena Kats-Chernin
— performed by Steel City Strings
Elegy for string orchestra : in memoriam Rupert Brooke (1915) by Frederick Septimus Kelly
— performed by Steel City Strings
Fandango : string orchestra by Ann Carr-Boyd
— performed by Steel City Strings
Digital sheet music sample Manhattan epiphanies : for string orchestra (1999) [‘Blue Poles’ ] by Andrew Ford
— performed by Steel City Strings
Nothing is Forever : for string orchestra (2018) by Matthew Hindson
— performed by Steel City Strings

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