"The concert featured plenty of moving moments, such as the revelation by presenter Margaret Throsby that Sally Whitwell’s soaring 2011 piece Road Trip – performed by the composer with flautist Sally Walker – was inspired in part by mountainous bushland between Sydney and Newcastle that has since been blackened by the fires." Limelight
Australian Chamber Orchestra: Mahler's Song of the Earth
23 May - 4 June 2020
Australian National Tour
Image: Scott Geersen in collaboration with Maja Savnik
*CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19*
In an exclusive appearance, the Australian recognised as one of the world’s greatest living heldentenors, Stuart Skelton, and Dutch mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn, will perform Mahler’s symphony for two vocalists and orchestra, Das Lied von der Erde (Song of the Earth), arranged for chamber ensemble by Schoenberg.
John Adams’ complex and thrilling Son of Chamber Symphony leads this program of works of virtuosity and colour. Accompanied by Copland’s Sextet, this performance also includes the Australian premiere of Nico Muhly’s driving Motion, as well as Australian composer Christopher Gordon’s Freefall Symphony.