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‘WONDER’ – VOX : SYDNEY PHILHARMONIA CHOIRS @ UTZON ROOM SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

Above : Composer Ella Macens, one of the several Australian composers featured in this programme. Photo credit : Darwin Gomez. Featured image : Vox members in rehearsal. Photo credit : Roland Kay-Smith.

Vox is the young adult choir under the umbrella of the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs. Its latest concert, ‘Wonder’, presented original choral works and arrangements for choir which explored the joy and fragility of childhood.

This vivid hour of music was thoughtfully programmed and narrated by Vox’s conductor and musical director Elizabeth Scott is an asset to Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and wonder-ful musical parent to the talented vocalists of Vox.

The choir’s crisp and agile unison voice, a cappella precision, timbral diversity and impressive composite talents of Vox members in ensemble and solo roles were keenly showcased in this compact concert event. Continue reading ‘WONDER’ – VOX : SYDNEY PHILHARMONIA CHOIRS @ UTZON ROOM SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

TINALLEY STRING QUARTET PRESENTS NATURE THROUGH ETERNITY @ UTZON ROOM SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

Tinalley String Quartet

Tinalley String Quartet, one of Australia’s finest and internationally recognised chamber ensembles presents their first program for the 2016 season, Through Nature to Eternity with special guest artist, ARIA awarded singer/songwriter Lior.

PROGRAM:
Ravel String Quartet in F major
Ade Vincent/Lior Song Cycle (World Premiere)*
Dvorak Cypresses 2, 3 & 4 for String Quartet
Lior My Grandfather
Barber Adagio from String Quartet Opus 11
Nigel Westlake/Lior Sim Shalom from Compassion for String Quartet & Voice#
*Commissioned by Melbourne Recital Centre
# Commissioned by Julian Burnside QC

DATES
May 2 & 3, 2016 @ 7.30pm

VENUE- Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House.

Bookings

02 9250 7777 or sydneyoperahouse.com
Cost – Adults $60 · Concession $50 · Under 30 $30

For more about Through Nature to Eternity, visit https://tinalley.com.au

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The Zephyr Quartet and Jane Sheldon present Musica Anonymous @ The Utzon Room Sydney Opera House

Jane Sheldon-inset
Inset pic- New York based Sydney born Soprano Jane Sheldon. Featured pic- The Adelaide based string quartet, Zephyr Quartet

Adelaide’s award winning bold and adventurous string quartet, Zephyr Quartet and New York-based Sydney-born soprano Jane Sheldon have been working on a new program entitled Musica Anonymous which will be presented tomorrow night at the Utzon Room in the Sydney Opera House. The program is their tribute to unknown composers of traditional music. It sounds like a fascinating area to explore, which they do in depth.

How does one define traditional/folk music? One meaning often given is that of old songs, with no known composers; another is music that has been transmitted and evolved by a process of oral transmission or performed by custom over a long period of time.

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