SAMUEL BARBER Knoxville: Summer of 1915 Op.24 (1947)
SEBASTIAN CURRIER Verge (1997)
CONNOR D'NETTO new work (world premiere)
CATHERINE LIKHUTA new work (world premiere)
PEGGY POLIAS new work (world premiere)
with guest artist Merlyn Quaife (soprano)
Tickets: $50 adults / $40 concession
(Two-concert package: $85 adults / $68 Concession)
PLEXUS traces the parallels between diverse reminiscences of youthful memories. Extraordinary soprano Merlyn Quaife collaborates in a performance of Stefan Cassomenos’ world premiere arrangement of Knoxville: Summer of 1915 by Samuel Barber. Drawing comparisons with this idyllic picture of childhood nostalgia, Sebastian Currier’s Verge takes its inspiration from one of Schumann’s Scenes from Childhood, “Almost too serious”, pushing at the edges of aesthetic boundaries. Presented alongside are three world premieres from the freshest new voices of Australian composition.
PLEXUS: Parallel is co-presented with Melbourne Recital Centre as part of their 2018 Southbank Series.