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Shadow Dreams

Thursday 15 October, 2020
Gordon Darling Hall, National Portrait Gallery , 6.30pm

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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Daryl Pratt Conductor
Sydney Conservatorium Modern Music Ensemble

Followed by an after-hours exhibition viewing.

Graeme KOEHNE Shadow Dreams (2013)
Mystery composer World premiere (2020)
Matthew HINDSON Maestro: Trumpet Concertino (2020) World premiere, new version
Stuart GREENBAUM Chamber Concerto (2008)

Presented by Singapore Airlines in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery

What if you woke up one morning having dreamed someone else’s dreams? That’s the premise behind Finegan Kruckemeyer’s 2013 Shadow Dreams for Terappin Puppet Theatre and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, a multimedia work about two boys — Dale, a Tasmanian Aboriginal boy living in the bush and Pete, living in urban Hobart — whose dreams are not their own. The work features an extraordinary score by Graeme Koehne, which conductor Daryl Pratt and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s Modern Music Ensemble will bring to life in the Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s final Australian Series concert for 2020.

In Shadow Dreams the ensemble will perform Matthew Hindson’s Trumpet Concerto Maestro, heard here in a new version for the first time, and Stuart Greenbaum’s 2008 Chamber Concerto for flute, percussion and large ensemble, which draws on diverse popular music influences. That’s not all. There’s a surprise in store for the audience: a mystery world premiere.

The Australian Series is curated by Professor Matthew Hindson AM and presented by Singapore Airlines, in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery.

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