Where The Heart Is

Date: 7 September 2010
Venue: Llewellyn Hall, ANU School of Music

Date: 13 September 2010
Venue: Bay 20, CarriageWorks

Date: 16 May 2011
Venue: Melba Hall, Melbourne Conservatorium, University of Melbourne

Presented in collaboration with ANU, CarriageWorks and the University of Melbourne

Renowned for stunning performances of contemporary chamber music, Halcyon shines its light on Australian composers in Where the Heart Is, an intimate and enticing program for two voices, flute, cello and piano. Highlights include the beautiful new Wimmera Song Cycle by Canberra composer Ruth Lee Martin on poems by the internationally recognised Australian poet, literary critic and philosopher Kevin Hart and To the Evening Star by Sydney composer Andrew Schultz, the winning work in the Paul Lowin 2009 Song Cycle Prize.

Ross Edwards - Maninya I (1981)
Anne Boyd - 3 songs from Cycle of Love (1981)
Mary Finsterer - Sentence for Dinner (1986)
Elliott Gyger - Petit Testament (2008) *
Andrew Schultz - To the Evening Star (2009)
Graham Hair - Yigdal (2010) * °
Ruth Lee Martin - Wimmera Song Cycle (2010) *
* World Premiere  ° Canberra performance only

Alison Morgan soprano  Jenny Duck-Chong mezzo soprano  Sally Walker flutes  Geoffrey Gartner cello  Sally Whitwell piano

Ross Edwards - Maninya (1981)
Elliott Gyger - Petit Testament (2008)
Mary Finsterer - Sentence For Dinner (1986)
Ruth Lee Martin - Wimmera cycle (2010)

Alison Morgan soprano   Jenny Duck-Chong mezzo soprano Lamorna Nightingale flute  Geoffrey Gartner cello  Sally Whitwell piano