Arcadia Winds in Concert (Tanja)
Light supper will be available for purchase at interval.
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 taken on a playful journey through Debussy’s Children’s Corner, before being swept away by the motion of Meridian, composed as part of the annual Arcadia Winds Composition Prize by contemporary Australian composer Harry Sdraulig. Completing the first half of the program is the virtuosic, high-octane showpiece for wind instruments which is Coleman’s Tzigane. Finally, Arcadia Winds will bring new dimensions to a familiar work, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, an excellent demonstration of the ensemble’s innovative arrangements for the unique sounds of wind quintet.
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 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. For more information visit www.musicintheregions.com