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Within and Without

Thursday 22 July, 2021
Atrium, National Museum of Australia, 6.30pm

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 situation in New South Wales, this concert has been cancelled. Ticket holders will be contacted directly with information about ticket transfers, donations and refunds.

Sam Weller Conductor
Lorina Gore Soprano

CSO Chamber Players
Megan Pampling Oboe
Rachel Best Allen Clarinet
Kristen Sutcliffe Bassoon
Dianna Gaetjens French Horn
Doreen Cumming, Pip Thompson Violins
Tor Frømyhr Viola
Pat Suthers Cello
Sue Powell Piano

Curated by Deborah Cheetham AO

Kudikynah Cave

World premiere, CSO commission

Crescent Moon
World premiere, CSO commission

Amid a crowd of stars
New version

Within and Without brings together five unique Australian voices: composers Moya Henderson, Ella Macens, Peggy Polias and Paul Dean and soprano Lorina Gore, CSO Artist in Focus for 2021.

The opening work is Henderson’s Kudikynah Cave, where the composer forged a connection that would drive her passion for the longest continuing music practice in the world.

The concert features world premieres from Ella Macens and Peggy Polias: Macens’ works vibrantly blend elements of popular and classical music with influences from her Latvian heritage, while Polias entices listeners to journey together through time and nature.

The program closes with Dean’s Amid a crowd of stars. Originally written in 2004, the composer has reimagined the work for this Australian Series and found new resonance and depth.

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