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Thursday 31 August, 2017
Gordon Darling Hall, National Portrait Gallery, 6.30pm
Gates open at 6.00pm. Bar and Ticketing open at 5.30pm

The world we live in has been created by countless ordinary people, most of whom history has forgotten, and will never recall.

This is a showcase of some of these forgotten people.

NPG exhibition: Portraits from the 1820s by John Dempsey (30 June–October 2017)

Virginia Taylor Flute
Alice Giles Harp

Ella MACENS The Nottingham Poet for Flute and Harp (2017) World Premiere
Natalie NICOLAS The Ayrshire Hermit for Flute and Harp (2017) World Premiere
Larry SITSKY Two Pastorales (solo flute) (1987)
Ian WHITNEY “A Painting by Magritte” for solo harp (2017) World Premiere
Elizabeth YOUNAN Hermit for Flute and Harp (2017) World Premiere
Clare JOHNSTON Behind Blue Eyes for Flute and Harp (2017) World Premiere
Anne BOYD AM A Feather on the Breath of God for Flute and Harp (2002)

For the first time in 2017, two of the capital’s favourite institutions will come together to create something new, with the music of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and the imagery of the National Portrait Gallery joining forces to create the inaugural CSO Australian Series.

The CSO Australian Series will be held at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) to coincide with three special exhibitions. This innovative series includes three concerts of cutting edge classical Australian composition, which is conceived, curated and compered by Prof. Matthew Hindson AM—the brilliant Australian composer and Head of Composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.  Hindson will conduct some of Australia’s most exciting instrumentalists to create a musical landscape that will enhance the emotional, physical and abstract themes of the images on display. The NPG’s Gordon Darling Hall is a superb space both visually and acoustically, which audiences will certainly enjoy.  Following the CSO Australian Series concert, a private tour of the NPG’s featured exhibition will take place.

Admission is by pre-purchased ticket only and includes entrance to the paired exhibition.