2017 Concerts

Subtle Persuasion – June 1st, 6pm

Subtle persuasion is a sonic exploration in beauty and restraint. Andrew Aronowicz evokes other worldly veiled sounds in “Gossamer” that flirt between breath and pitch while shimmering translucent motifs are teased out of the ensemble like spindles of spider silk. Liza Lim concocts a love potion for solo violin that emulates the rich sympathetic resonances of the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle, and celebrated spectralist, Tristan Murail meticulously weaves microtonal sounds and exotic colours to create a miniaturized orchestra that functions like clockwork. Be enchanted and inspired by the progressive palettes of these innovative artists delivered in the stunning acoustic of the Salon.

Date: June 1st, 6pm
Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre Salon
Tickets:$39/$29 BOOKINGS
 
Program
Andrew Aronowicz Gossamer
Liza Lim Philtre
Beat Furrer Aer
Tristan Murail La Barque Mystique
 
Artists: Jenny Khafagi – violin, Laila Engle – flute, Robin Henry – clarinet, Leigh Harrold – piano
Guest artist, Campbell Banks  – cello
 
Presented by Syzygy Ensemble and The Melbourne Recital Centre
 

7 Great Inventions of the Modern Industrial Age  – July 26th-29th

Humanity has always sought to extend the boundaries of knowledge through innovation and discovery. Yet, just over a hundred years ago there was no space travel, bionic ear, cinema, telephone network… or atomic bomb. The innovation of the 20th century created opportunities and choices like never before. And it changed us.

Composer Sally Greenaway and Syzygy Ensemble take you on a provoking and entertaining journey through seven innovations that continue to shape humanity, the way we behave and the way we think.

WEDNESDAY 26TH JULY, 7:30PM
THURSDAY 27TH JULY, 7:30PM
FRIDAY 28TH JULY, 7:30PM
SATURDAY 29TH JULY, 6:00PM

Venue: The Street Theatre, 15 Childers St, City West

Tickets $35/$33
GROUP 4+ $30

Presented by the Street Theatre Bookings and more info

 

Transient Gestures – August 25th, 6pm

Transient Gestures captures musical ideas associated with change. Change can be deliberate in the case of Cheung’s meticulously deconstructed Bach B-minor Partita, or it can be random in the case of Lachlan Skipworth, who uses systems that inform the length and density of material to conjure the aural effect of falling stars. Change can be reversible – the foreground and background constantly switches in Mantovani’s “Call to Air” forcing the two players into a symbiotic relationship where each needs the other to realise the compete musical line. Or, change can be irreversible – Saariaho’s ‘Ashes’ uses the metaphor of a burning object to explore the idea of one-way transformation and disintegration.

Date: August 25th, 6pm
Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre, Salon
Tickets: $39/$29    BOOKINGS
 
Program
Lachlan Skipworth The night sky fall
Anthony Cheung Ebbing flow
Bruno Mantovani Appel d’air
Kaijia Saariaho Cendres
 
Artists: Jenny Khafagi – violin, Laila Engle – flute, Robin Henry – clarinet, Leigh Harrold – piano
Guest artist, Paul Zabrowarny – cello
 
Presented by Syzygy Ensemble and The Melbourne Recital Centre
 

 The Glen Johnston Commissions Project – October 15th, 2:30pm

Syzygy brings four new works to life in the stunning surrounds of Lowland farm.

Date: October 15th 2:30pm
Venue: Lowland Farm, 70 Brougham Rd, Mount Macedon
Seating is limited so book early to avoid disappointment   BOOKINGS
 
Program
New works by Caerwen Martin, Michael Bakrnchev, Alice Humphries and Tom Henry
 
Artists: Jenny Khafagi – violin, Laila Engle – flute, Robin Henry – clarinet, Leigh Harrold – piano
Guest artist, Campbell Banks  – cello

Presented by Macedon Music

 

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