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PLEXUS: Parallel

  • Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre 31 Sturt Street, Melbourne Ph: 03 9699 3333 (map)

SAMUEL BARBER  Knoxville: Summer of 1915  Op.24 (1947)
CONNOR D'NETTO  new work  (world premiere)
CATHERINE LIKHUTA  new work  (world premiere)
PEGGY POLIAS  new work  (world premiere)

featuring PLEXUS
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.

Earlier Event: February 25
PLEXUS: Brunswick Beethoven Festival 2018
Later Event: December 3
PLEXUS: Perpendicular