Halcyon presents a captivating chamber music program for voice, cello and piano by Australian composers Andrew Schultz and Rosalind Page, performed by soprano Alison Morgan, cellist Geoffrey Gartner and pianist Jo Allan.
The concert includes To the Evening Star, a song cycle by Schultz, that reflects on the creative inner life, from deep longing, through whimsy, humour and regret, to a sense of wonder at the world’s beauty, finishing with acceptance of time passing.
Rosalind Page’s Being and Time III: Paradiso takes visual and poetic inspiration from Australian artist Imants Tillers’ Paradiso (1994), where Tillers reflects on the ways in which displaced people, escaping from debilitating circumstances, often hold great hopes for the new ‘promised land’, which in reality, is not always the case.
Two more works by Andrew Schultz follow – Prelude and Postscript Opus 100 (2015) is the first set of an intended series of short piano works written during an icy winter residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada.
To complete the program, Paradise, Opus 95 (2013) is a setting of the composer’s own poems in which a physician observer wrestles with the small-scale detail and the large-scale effect of a horrific and violent event. The final two pieces will be Australian premiere performances.
Admission is free but bookings are required. Click here to book.
To The Evening Star | Soprano, Piano | 2009
Being and Time III: Paradiso | Cello, Dice | 2015
Prelude and Postscript | Solo Piano | 2015
Paradise | Soprano, Cello, Piano | 2013