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    Where Song Began - A cinematic concert celebrating songbirds

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    Performed more than 100 times in sold out halls across Australia and internationally, WhereΒ SongΒ BeganΒ is a celebration ofΒ songbirds. Described as "spectacular" by Limelight Magazine in a 5-star review, theΒ 50-minute program includes music spanning 300 years, from Johann Heinrich Schmelzer and J.S. Bach to Arvo PΓ€rt and new commissions, enhanced by a film of evocative visual projections and an immersive soundscape.

    About the artists:
    The Bowerbird Collective makes art for nature. Their work has received international acclaim, and their ARIA-nominated albums of threatened bird and frog calls, 'Songs of Disappearance', reached the top of the ARIA Album Charts ahead of Adele, ABBA and Ed Sheeran. Violinist Simone Slattery was a 2019 Churchill Fellow, received a PhD in Music Performance from the University of Adelaide and performs regularly with Australia's finest ensembles. Cellist Anthony Albrecht was Australia's first graduate of The Juilliard School's Historical Performance program and enjoys an international performance career.Β For more information visitΒ

    Performance duration:
    50-minutes, followed by a Q&A with the artists

    Arvo PΓ€rt - Fratres for solo violin, 1977
    Sarah Hopkins - Reclaiming the Spirit, 1993
    Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending, 1917
    Chris Williams - bird, songs, seas, 2017
    Ross Edwards - Ecstatic Dance No.2, 1990
    Johann Heinrich Schmelzer - Cucu Sonata, 1664
    J.S. Bach - Prelude from Cello Suite No.1, c.1720
    David Lang - Anthochaera carunculata (Red Wattle Bird), New Commission, 2017
    Ngarra Burra Ferra - Traditional Indigenous hymn

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