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23
Feb
Eighth Blackbird

Musica Viva Eighth Blackbird

Thursday 23 February at 7pm
Tickets available from Ticketek or telephone 1300 795 012

Venue

Llewellyn Hall

Program

MUHLY Doublespeak
DESSNER Murder Ballades
HARRISON New Work (World Premiere)*
HEARNE By-By Huey
ANDRES Checkered Shade
*Commissioned for Musica Viva Australia with support from Geoff Stearn and the Hildegard Project
Tour supported by the Musica Viva Amadeus Society

Artists

NATHALIE JOACHIM flutes
MICHAEL J MACCAFERRI clarinets
YVONNE LAM violin & viola
NICHOLAS PHOTINOS cello
MATTHEW DUVALL percussion
ADAM MARKS piano

Concerts by Eighth Blackbird celebrate the joy of the new. The closest thing classical music has to a rock band, this ensemble- described by the LA Times as a collection of 'supermusicians' - revels in the work of living composers, played with love, virtuosity and enjoyment. Composer Nico Muhly's composition, Doublespeak toys wittily with his familiar minimalist soundworld. Bryce Dessner (from indie pop band The National) weaves folk music and grisly murder ballad traditions into an enthralling contemporary pondering of violence and American identity. Holly Harrison is a bright new star in the Australian composition sky and her well-known and strikingly imaginative work has been commissioned for this tour. Ted Hearne's intense work By-By Huey has self-destruction at its heart and Checkered Shade is described by composer Timo Andres as 'a gradual zoom outward' that coalesces to a delicately serene chorale.
'Genre-twisting, avant-pop chamber music' New York Times.

24
Feb
Yu-Kosuge

Yu Kosuge Piano Recital

Friday 24 February at 7pm
Tickets available from Ticketek or telephone 1300 795 012

Venue

Llewellyn Hall

Program

J.S. Bach: Aria variata alla maniera italiana a-Moll BWV 989
Beethoven: Sonata No.21 in C major, Op.53, 'Waldstein'
Intermission
Takemitsu: Rain Tree Sketch I and II
Liszt: "Les jeux d'eaux à  la villa d'Este" from Années de pèlerinage
Liszt: Ballade No. 2 in B minor
Wagner (Arr. by F. Liszt): Isoldes Liebestod from "Tristan und Isolde", S. 447

With her superlative technique, sensitivity of touch and profound understanding of the music she plays, Yu has become one of the world's most noted young pianists. Yu Kosuge has been giving recitals and performing with orchestras since early childhood. At the age of nine she made her debut with the Tokyo New City Orchestra. In 1993, she moved to Europe to continue her studies in Hannover and Salzburg and has received great support and inspiration from András Schiff. Yu Kosuge appears at the most important venues in Berlin, Hamburg, Köln, Munich, Vienna, Salzburg, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Zurich, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tokyo, Washington and New York. Her Carnegie Hall debut recital met with outstanding success with critics praising her "acutely poetic sensibility" wit, drama, and effulgent lyricism."

10
Apr
An Evening with Ayaan Hirsi Ali

An Evening With Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Monday 10 April at 7pm
Tickets available from Ticketek or telephone 1300 795 012

Venue

Llewellyn Hall

Presented by

Think Inc

"In a well-functioning democracy, the state constitution is considered more important than God's holy book, whichever holy book that may be, and God matters only in your private life"

Infidel. Heretic. Apostate. Ayaan Hirsi Ali has courted controversy over her years in the public eye, earning widespread criticism amongst the liberal left and death threats from the religious right. Critics have accused her with anti-Muslim hate speech, decrying her portrayal of the religion as a "nihilistic cult of death" and "the new fascism" in which violence is inherent. Other commentators like the late Christopher Hitchens praised her intellectual prowess, while novelist Roger L. Simon deemed her a "modern Joan of Arc".

27
Sep
Postmodern Jukebox

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

Wednesday 27 September at 8.30pm
Tickets available from Ticketek or telephone 1300 795 012

Venue

Llewellyn Hall

Presented by

Nice Events

BRINGING THEIR VINTAGE TWIST TO MODERN POP SONGS BACK TO FANS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Australia & New Zealand love Postmodern Jukebox!! Following two successful tours over the last two years, Nice Events is proud to announce Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox will return to Australia & New Zealand in September 2017 for another mammoth national tour - including a special performance at The Sydney Opera House.
"We're once again excited to bring our vintage universe of pop music performed by some of the greatest talent in the world back Down Under! Dress to impress and plan on having a night to remember!"
Scott Bradlee.

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