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Victorian Pastoral


Victorian Pastoral

  • Date: Thursday, 18 May 2017, 7pm
  • Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
  • Tickets: Standard: $50 | Concession: $40 (booking fees apply) — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Event Details

Ensemble Liaison & Friends is a unique concert series presented by three internationally acclaimed musicians – David Griffiths (clarinet), Svetlana Bogosavljevic (cello) and Timothy Young (piano).

Their first concert series in 2007 established the ensemble as a tour de force, renowned for imaginative and innovative programming, setting the trend for brilliant collaborations with leading artists. As their name suggests, collaborations form the basis of their artistic and musical vision with many fine musicians, singers, dancers, actors, puppeteers, conductors, choirs and improvisers from across Australia and beyond working with the ensemble since their inception to much critical acclaim.

Ensemble Liaison, the angelic Young Voices of Melbourne and the Exaudi Youth Choir cast their spell together in a concert that sings with national pride. With texts by Australian writers Les Murray, Judith Beveridge, Vincent Buckley and Michael Leunig, the concert features new works and arrangements by brilliant Australian composers Gordon Kerry, Ian Munro, Paul Stanhope, Lyn Williams, Paul Grabowsky, Ben van Tienen and Percy Grainger. An inspiring musical journey from ‘Driving to Adelaide’, ‘Holiday at Mentone’, secrets that friends have kept a lifetime, a missile and a little duck.


Lyn Williams
A Flock of Stars

Ben van Tienen
Across the Dark

Paul Grabowsky
Suite from A Banquet of Secrets

Percy Grainger
Folksong arrangements


Gordon Kerry
Victorian Pastoral

Ian Munro
New Work

Paul Stanhope
Songs of Innocence and Joy

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Ensemble Liaison

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Featured Australian Works

Across the dark : Treble choir by Ben van Tienen
— performed by Ensemble Liaison
Banquet of secrets (unspecified choir with chamber ensemble with solo voice(s)) by Paul Grabowsky
— performed by Young Voices of Melbourne, Ensemble Liaison, Mark O'Leary and Exaudi Youth Choir
Songs of innocence and joy (sa choir with chamber orchestra) (2004) by Paul Stanhope
— performed by Mark O'Leary, Exaudi Youth Choir, Young Voices of Melbourne and Ensemble Liaison
Victorian Pastoral by Gordon Kerry
— performed by Ensemble Liaison

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