House Music

Date: 19 April 2009
Venue: Government House, Sydney

Halcyon has been delighting audiences for a decade with exciting and sophisticated performances of contemporary vocal chamber music. Artistic directors Alison Morgan and Jenny Duck-Chong join with three of Australia’s most esteemed artists in an intimate program of rarely heard musical gems from around the globe, inspired by poets Anna Akhmatova, Christina Rossetti and Aguedo Pizarro.

PROGRAM
Claire Jordan - Memory (2001)       
1. A Birthday / Love from the North   2. Pastime   3. Promises like Piecrust 4. Echo   5. Two Pursuits
John Corigliano - Three Irish Folksongs Settings (1988)
1. The Salley Gardens  2. The Foggy Dew  3. She Moved Through the Fair           
Libby Larsen - Liebeslied & Do you know? from Beloved, thou hast brought me flowers (1994) 
John Tavener  Akhmatova Songs (1993)
1.Dante  2. Pushkin and Lermontov  3. Boris Pasternak  4. Couplet  5. The Muse  6. Death
Ross Edwards - Maninya I (1981, rev.1985)                    
Oliver Knussen - When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer from Whitman Settings (1991)   
Joseph Schwantner - Black Anemones from Two Songs of Agueda Pizarro (1980)
Anne Boyd - Cycle of Love (1981)            

ARTISTS
Alison Morgan  soprano, Jenny Duck-Chong  mezzo soprano  Laura Chislett Jones   flutes
Patrick Murphy  cello  Sally Whitwell  piano