A RHYTHM THAT DANCES: the music of Ross Edwards

Saturday 13 June 2015
6:30pm

Recital Hall East

Level 1, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Presented by Halcyon in partnership with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Inspired by a deep love for the Australian natural environment, the music of Ross Edwards radiates both joyous exuberance and meditative reflection. A Rhythm that Dances celebrates these twin aspects of his writing. Showcasing works spanning almost 40 years, this retrospective program focuses on Edwards’ music in miniature and features solo performances by some of Australia’s leading contemporary musicians. The concert is also a rare opportunity to hear his two major song cycles, The Hermit of Green Light (1979) and Five Senses (2013), as well as Maninya I  for voice and cello, which is an early example of his celebrated ‘dance-chant’ style and an inspiration for his violin concerto, Maninyas. Also on the program is his Piano Sonata (2011), commissioned by the Conservatorium for Bernadette Harvey, who recently gave the US premiere.

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PROGRAM 

Water Spirit Song (2003)
Hermit of Green Light (1979)
Marimba Dances (1982)
Piano Sonata (2011)

Interval

Maninya I (1981)
Selections from Mantras and Night Flowers (2001)
Prelude and Laughing Rock (2003)
Five senses (2012)

ARTISTS

Jenny Duck-Chong mezzo soprano
Bernadette Harvey piano
Claire Edwardes percussion
Geoffrey Gartner cello

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ticket pricing
  • Free entry, registration is required. Photo: Bridget Elliott