Arcadia Winds in Concert (Moruya)
Pictures in Arcadia will take audiences on a sensory journey across the globe, showcasing the ensemble’s craft as storytellers, vibrant musicians, and strong advocates for new Australian music.
Following the expressive Serenade by Strauss, be swept away by the motion of contemporary Australian composer Harry Sdraulig’s Meridian which was composed as part of the annual Arcadia Winds Composition Prize. To conclude the program, you will experience Victor Hartmann’s works of art aurally in a striking tribute by Modest Mussorgsky, in his Pictures at an Exhibition. With innovative arrangements for wind quintet, Arcadia Winds will bring new dimensions to familiar works, while providing you with an insight into the progression of modern wind repertoire.
Save the night on September 23 for art after dark at Luminous: Celebrating Place at Moruya Showground, part of the River of Art Festival!
About Arcadia Winds:
Arcadia Winds are trailblazers in Australian wind music. Forming in 2013, Arcadia Winds received a fellowship through the National Academy of Music, before going on to be Musica Viva Australia’s inaugural FutureMakers from 2015-17. Now in their tenth year, Arcadia Winds is passionate about commissioning new Australian works for wind instruments, founding the Arcadia Winds Composition Prize in 2018, and are seen as ambassadors for new Australian music worldwide. Arcadia Winds’ brand of energetic, joyful, and spontaneous performance has seen them tour nationally and through mainland China; while their broadcast on BBC Proms Australia chamber music series has put Arcadia Winds on the global stage. With a particular passion for Australian music, they delight audiences with diverse and exhilarating programs.
About River of Art Festival: River of Art festival illuminates the arts scene of the Eurobodalla on the South Coast of NSW. In it's 18th year, the program showcases 100 events, across 10 days and 100 kilometres of coastline and hinterland.
About Music in the Church: Music in the Church is a not for profit program run by a small group of volunteer music enthusiasts wanting to bring live music to Moruya and the surrounds. 85% of your ticket price goes directly to the artist and 15% covers the costs of the venue.
About Music in the Regions:
Music in the Regions (MitR) is an independent touring organisation established in 2022 to connect classical musicians with regional audiences and facilitate transformative musical experiences across New South Wales. These musicians will perform in regions not traditionally visited, reinvigorating regional venues into concert venues, and fostering a vibrant, world-class New South Wales classical music industry. MitR is supported by the NSW Government via Create NSW, and through private philanthropy.