BRENTON BROADSTOCK new work (world premiere)
CHRISTINE McCOMBE new work (world premiere)
CHRISTIAN O’BRIEN new work (world premiere)
BRIGHT SHENG Tibetan Dance (2001)
RICHARD STRAUSS Four Last Songs (1948, arr. Cassomenos)
with guest artists Deborah Cheetham (soprano), Michelle Wood (cello), and Damien Eckersley (double bass)
Tickets: $39 adults / $29 concession
(Three-concert package: $99 adults / $72 Concession)
PLEXUS continues its celebration of wonderful Melbourne artists with a program which includes three world premieres by three esteemed and very diverse composers – Brenton Broadstock, Christine McCombe, and Christian O’Brien. PLEXUS continues on its mission to perform works commissioned by the Verdehr Trio, with the Tibetan Dance (2001) by Chinese-American composer Bright Sheng. The composer writes: “The first two movements of the work are in reminiscence, as if one is hearing songs from a distant memory. The work is anchored on the last movement, when the music gradually becomes real. Here, the music is based on a Tibetan folk dance motive from Qinghai, a Chinese province bordered with Tibet.” PLEXUS joins forces with extraordinary guest artists Deborah Cheetham (soprano), Michelle Wood (cello), and Damien Eckersley (double bass), in Stefan Cassomenos’ intimate arrangement of the exquisite Four Last Songs of Richard Strauss.
PLEXUS: Prophecy is co-presented with Melbourne Recital Centre as part of their 2017 Southbank Series.