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Renewal

Thursday 31 October, 2019
Gordon Darling Hall, National Portrait Gallery, 6.30pm

Diana Doherty Soloist
2019 Artist in Focus

CSO Wind Quintet
Kiri Sollis Flute
Megan Pampling Oboe
Eloise Fisher Clarinet
Kristen Sutcliffe Bassoon
Dianna Gaetjens French Horn

Matthew Hindson AM Curator

ROSS EDWARDS AM Water Spirit Song (2003)
CYRUS MEURANT Monuments (2016)
DEBORAH CHEETHAM AO New CSO commission (2019)
ROSS EDWARDS AM Incantations (1985)

Ticket Prices – $29 to $55

A free, pre-concert conversation will take place at 5.30pm in the Liangis Theatre, moderated by ABC Radio Canberra’s Paula Kruger.
Registrations are essential, separate to ticket purchase, as numbers are strictly limited.
Register for the pre-concert conversation

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s Artist in Focus, oboist Diana Doherty, takes centre stage in Renewal alongside the CSO Wind Quintet in this year’s second Australian Series concert at the National Portrait Gallery. The program features two works by Ross Edwards AM, one of Australia’s best-loved composers and a long-time collaborator with Doherty. Edwards’ vibrant, ecstatic music draws inspiration from the sounds of the natural environment and the spiritual world.

Renewal will see Edwards’ atmospheric Water Spirit Song frame a concert that features his wind quintet Incantations, as well as the premiere of a brand-new CSO commission by Indigenous composer and opera singer Deborah Cheetham AO, and Cyrus Meurant’s 2016 Monuments for solo oboe and musical drones. Led by Doherty, this concert will showcase the finest new wind music Australia has to offer, culminating in a performance for oboe and the sound of waterfalls played through smartphones.

Pre-concert conversation

A free, pre-concert conversation will take place at 5.30pm in the Liangis Theatre, moderated by ABC Radio Canberra’s Paula Kruger. Registrations are essential, separate to ticket purchase, as numbers are strictly limited.
Register for the pre-concert conversation

Exhibition

The concert includes an after-hours viewing of the Women in Vogue exhibition. A showcase of sixty years of Vogue Australia, the exhibition pays tribute to a number of remarkable Australian women who have featured in its pages.

Image: Don Burrows at work 1998 by Barry Walsh (b. 1951). Oil on canvas. Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra. Purchased with funds donated by Patrick Corrigan 2000.

The Australian Series is presented by Singapore Airlines

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