If I think about what matters to me consistently, what I value in day to day life, it's beauty and music. These are cultural creations that I am both a passive recipient, and active constituent of. I think they are intrinsic to what it means to be human; that they both make life so much more enjoyable, delightful, whole.
From the sacred music of 9th century Constantinople to a memorial for the victims of Chernobyl, these outstanding performers expansively explore twelve centuries of visionary music by women composers.
Judith Dodsworth, soprano
Hamish Gould, countertenor
Kathleen Solose, piano
Lachlan Dent, cello
Johanna Selleck, flute and harpsichord
‘A wonderful group of musicians performing a fabulous array of composers, who happen to be women. I encourage you to support the first of a great initiative.’
Merlyn Quaife AM, Melbourne’s best loved soprano.
Kassia | Hildegard of Bingen | Antonia Bembo
Fanny Mendelssohn | Clara Schumann | Amy Beach | Amadis Lacheta | Heather Schmidt | Susan Frykberg | Johanna Selleck | Larysa Kuzmenko
Saturday 24 October 2015 | 2pm
Collins Street Baptist Church
174 Collins Street Melbourne
Tickets available at the door $25/$20
Composing Women- Facebook
Pure Poetry Recital celebrates the Australian voice in words and music. Featured composers include Ann Carr-Boyd, Scott Sanders, Amadis Lacheta, Anthony Lyons, Peter Sculthorpe and Ross Edwards. Poets include Terry Jaensch, Bronwyn Blaiklock and Nathan Curnow.
Performers include Judith Dodsworth, soprano, Leigh Harrold, piano, Samantha Kelson Gray, clarinet and Lachlan Dent, cello.
When: Saturday 9 November, 2013
Where: Art Gallery of Ballarat
Address: 40 Lydiard Street North
Cost: $30 full, $25 concession, $20 students
What does global climate change mean for art? What is the value of art in a world on the verge of melting?
An Orkney Island fiddler once observed: "Art must be of use." By counterpoint, John Cage said: "Only what one person alone understands helps all of us."
Is art an esoteric luxury? Do the dreams and visions of art still matter?
An artist lives between two worlds - the world we inhabit and the world we imagine. Like surgeons or teachers, carpenters or truck drivers, artists are both workers and citizens. As citizens, we can vote. We can write letters to our elected officials and to the editors of our newspapers. We can speak out. We can run for office. We can march in demonstrations. We can pray.
Ultimately though, the best thing artists can do is to create art: to compose, to paint, to write, to dance, to sing. Art is our first obligation to ourselves and our children, to our communities and our world. Art is our work. An essential part of that work is to see new visions and to give voice to new truths.
Art is not self-indulgence. It is not an aesthetic or an intellectual pursuit. Art is a spiritual aspiration and discipline. It is an act of faith. In the midst of the darkness that seems to be descending all around us, art is a vital testament to the best qualities of the human spirit. As it has throughout history, art expresses our belief that there will be a future for humanity. It gives voice and substance to hope. Our courage for the present and our hope for the future lie in that place in the human spirit that finds solace and renewal in art.
Contemporary classical meets jazz, meets minimalism, intersects text. A journey through 12 lunar cycles with:
Amadis Lacheta- composer, piano | Shannon Birchall- bass
Callum G’Froerer- trumpet | Andrea Keeble- violin
Niko Schauble- percussion | Gerald Frape- writer, narration
Date: Saturday 22 September 2012
Time: 2.30pm | Where: Northcote Town Hall,
Studio One | Address: 189 High Street, Northcote
Cost: $25 | Tickets: www.northcotetownhall.com.au Phone: 9481 9500