KATY ABBOTT new work (world premiere)
STEFAN CASSOMENOS Chansons Françaises (2018)
GERALD COHEN Variously Blue (2009)
CLARE STRONG new work (world premiere)
JOHN POLGLASE Trio No 7 (world premiere)
with guest artist Helen Morse (actor)
Tickets: $50 adults / $40 concession
(Two-concert package: $85 adults / $68 Concession)
PLEXUS pays homage to Debussy in his centenary year, exploring intersections of text and music from La Belle Époque. Legendary actor Helen Morse sets the scene to this world, with Stefan Cassomenos’ imaginative adaptations of exquisite songs from fin-de-siècle French composers, including Debussy, Satie, Faure, Ravel, and Lili Boulanger. Across the Atlantic, Gerald Cohen in Variously Blue presents a different perspective of the same era, highlighting crossroads between jazz and concert music. Presented alongside are world premieres from three esteemed Australian composers.
PLEXUS: Perpendicular is co-presented with Melbourne Recital Centre as part of their 2018 Southbank Series.