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BATHURST SEA OF SOUND – WHERE SONG BEGAN – SOUNDS OF THE WORLD

Sat 20 January at 12:00 pm

Performed more than 100 times in sold out halls across Australia and internationally, Where Song Began is a celebration of songbirds. The program includes music spanning 300 years, from Johann Heinrich Schmelzer and J.S. Bach to Arvo Pärt and new commissions, enhanced by a film of evocative visual projections and an immersive soundscape.

Where Song Began — Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre (bmec.com.au)

Performed more than 100 times in sold out halls across Australia and internationally, Where Song Began is a celebration of songbirds. Described as “spectacular” by Limelight Magazine in a 5-star review, the program includes music spanning 300 years, from Johann Heinrich Schmelzer and J.S. Bach to Arvo Pärt and new commissions, enhanced by a film of evocative visual projections and an immersive soundscape.

The Bowerbird Collective makes art for nature. Their work has received international acclaim, and their ARIA-nominated albums of threatened bird and frog calls, ‘Songs of Disappearance’, reached the top of the ARIA Album Charts ahead of Adele, ABBA and Ed Sheeran. Violinist Simone Slattery was a 2019 Churchill Fellow, received a PhD in Music Performance from the University of Adelaide and performs regularly with Australia’s finest ensembles. Cellist Anthony Albrecht was Australia’s first graduate of The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance program and enjoys an international performance career.

PROGRAM
Arvo Pärt – Fratres for solo violin, 1977
Sarah Hopkins – Reclaiming the Spirit, 1993
Vaughan Williams – The Lark Ascending, 1917
Chris Williams – bird, songs, seas, 2017
Ross Edwards – Ecstatic Dance No.2, 1990
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer – Cucu Sonata, 1664
J.S. Bach – Prelude from Cello Suite No.1, c.1720
David Lang – Anthochaera carunculata (Red Wattle Bird), New Commission, 2017
Ngarra Burra Ferra – Traditional Indigenous hymn

Details

Date:
Sat 20 January
Time:
12:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.bmec.com.au/whats-on/where-song-began/

Organizer

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
Phone
Box office 02 6333 6161
Email
bmec@bathurst.nsw.gov.au
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Other

Local government area
Bathurst Region
Artforms
Music
Source
Presenter's website

Venue

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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