Small Wonders

Date: 2 June 2012
Venue: The New Hall, Sydney Grammar School

Featuring works for duos and trios only, Small Wonders highlights the talents of each of our exceptional guest artists, cellist Geoffrey Gartner, pianist Jo Allan and flautist Laura Chislett Jones.  Alongside George Crumb’s brooding Apparition and Morton Feldman’s ethereal voices and cello, there are works by Kerry Andrew, Giorgio Colombo Taccani, Julian Yu and Nicholas Vines, a recent song cycle by Katy Abbott and two new offerings - Lovely How Lives by Moya Henderson and giving voice by Elliott Gyger.   

Currently ensemble in residence at Sydney Grammar School, Halcyon is delighted to present Small Wonders in the school's spectacular New Hall, hewn out of Sydney sandstone.

Morton Feldman - voices and cello (1973) ^
Giorgio Colombo Taccani - Soleil levant (1994)       
Julian Yu - Three Haiku (1987) °
George Crumb - Apparition (1979)
Kerry Andrew - hammock (2008) ^                                      
Katy Abbott - The Domestic Sublime Pt 2 (2011) °
1. Saucer  2. Garlic  3. At the Clothesline
Elliott Gyger - giving voice (2012) *
Nicholas Vines - Jury’s Din (2010) °
Moya Henderson - Lovely how lives (2012) *
1. Lovely how lives  2. Or Just Miss
* World Premiere ^ Australian premiere  ° Sydney premiere

Alison Morgan  soprano  Jenny Duck-Chong  mezzo soprano  Jo Allan  piano  Geoffrey Gartner  cello  Laura Chislett Jones  flute/bass flute

Recorded for future broadcast by ABC Classic FM.