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 Dancescelebrates 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.
Artists: Jenny Duck-Chong mezzo soprano Bernadette Harvey piano Claire Edwardespercussion Geoffrey Gartner cello