Verbrugghen Ensemble: Of Magic and Madness
Tuesday 4 October 2016
Level 3, Sydney Conservatorium of Music Sydney NSW
The Verbrugghen Ensemble, ensemble in residence at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, celebrates our new centenary of music making and research. Directed by renowned conductor John Lynch, the Verbrugghen Ensemble is made up of internationally acclaimed soloists and orchestral musicians, most of whom are faculty members of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Fiercely committed to passionate performance of the masterpieces of the chamber music literature, alongside cutting-edge new works from Australia and beyond, the Verbrugghen Ensemble strives to connect with audiences in new and meaningful ways.
Of Magic and Madness is the finale of the first season of the new Verbrugghen Ensemble. This performance will feature the entire ensemble performing a striking new work by Con composer Matthew Hindson: This Year’s Apocalypse, followed by the gorgeous and lyrical Sextuor Mystique by Hector Villa Lobos. The final work of the year will celebrate the life of beloved contemporary English composer Peter Maxwell Davies with his epic chamber work Eight Songs for a Mad King featuring singer Simon Lobelson and directed by Kate Gaul.
Matthew Hindson (1968 - )
This Year's Apocalypse
* World Premiere
Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887 - 1959)
Peter Maxwell Davies (1934 - 2016)
Eight Songs for a Mad King