Ensemble Offspring Presents World Premieres In ‘Who Dreamed It?’


Ensemble Offspring presents Who Dreamed It?  a phantasmagoric concert featuring three world premieres, that might be the soundtrack of a sleeping mind inspired by dreams, fairytales and fate.

US-based Australian soprano Jessica Aszodi takes centre-stage in this suite of surprising and beguiling works which will lead the listener down the unmapped byways of the imagination.

Step into the enchanted worlds of Unsuk Chin’s classic 7-part ensemble work Acrostic-Wordplay, an inventive recasting of seven fairytale scenes featuring a weird and wonderful array of instruments including mandolin, harp, antique cymbals and marimba; be caught up in London-based Australian composer Lisa Illean’s dream-inspired international co-commission Cantor, and be bewitched by Irish performer and composer Jennifer Walshe’s wildly irreverent Everything you own has been taken to a depot somewhere. Also featuring new work by Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh and Anahita Abbasi, Who Dreamed It? will reawaken your senses to the magic of music that knows no boundaries.

The programme:

Unsuk Chin – Akrostichon-Wortspiel/ Lisa Illean – Cantor (WP)/ Jennifer Walshe – Everything you own has been taken to a depot somewhere/ Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh – new work (WP)/ Anahita Abbasi – new work (WP)

The performers: Jessica Aszodi (soprano)/ Roland Peelman (conductor)/ Veronique Serret (violin)/ James Wannan (viola)/ Blair Harris (cello)/ Kirsty McCahon (double bass)/ Michael Hooper (mandolin)/ Claire Edwardes (percussion)/ Jason Noble (clarinet)/ Zubin Kanga (piano)/ Lamorna Nightingale (flute)/ Ngaire de Korte (oboe)/ Rowan Phemister (harp)

All tickets: $35

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