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ASO IN BENDIGO

 

TWO STUNNING LYRICAL PROGRAMMES @ 2018 BIFEM

Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music proudly presents the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (ASO) in their first ever Victorian appearance. The ASO’s 40-player BIFEM residency will feature two stunning lyrical programmes at the Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo. The opening night features a remarkable string ensemble work by the Taiwanese-Australian composer Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh, a world premiere from BIFEM Founder David Chisholm, and the Australian premiere of the late British composer Johnathan Harvey’s exquisite Tranquil Abiding. The second programme features two rarely performed North American 20th century iconic pieces: Morton Feldman’s intimate portrait For Samuel Beckett and Claude Vivier’s haunting Lonely Child, sung by Australian soprano Jane Sheldon in her BIFEM return. USA conductor Eric Dudley, also returns to BIFEM for his first collaboration with ASO. These two concerts will showcase the skill and power of Australia’s most adventurous orchestra, right at home in Australia’s most respected and exciting new music festival.

 
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7:30PM
FRIDAY 7 SEPTEMBER, 2018
ULUMBARRA THEATRE


INTO THE OUTER (2014)
ANNIE HUI-HSIN HSIEH

TRANQUIL ABIDING (1999) AP
JONATHAN HARVEY

…AND I AM BUT AN ECHO, A GHOST, A MIRROR OF YOUR FLOWER (2018) WP
DAVID CHISHOLM


Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music and Capital Venues and Events proudly present the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in their Victorian and BIFEM début. The ASO’s 40-player BIFEM residency will feature two stunning lyrical programmes at the Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo. These two concerts will showcase the skill and power of Australia’s most adventurous orchestra, who are right at home in Australia’s most respected and exciting new music festival. The Friday night concert celebrates the remarkable and dynamic string ensemble writing of Taiwanese-Australian composer Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh, a world premiere from BIFEM Founder David Chisholm, and the Australian premiere of Tranquil Abiding, the exquisitely atmospheric work by the late British composer Jonathan Harvey. USA conductor Eric Dudley returns to BIFEM in 2018 for his first collaboration with the ASO.


Eric DUDLEY, Conductor


Tranquil Abiding is supported by Adelaide Symphony OrchestraCapital Venues and Events2018 Regional Centre for Culture and the Bendigo Bank.

Eric Dudley’s appearance is supported by Joan and Barry Miskin.

Music Copying provided by Play Pause Record.

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7:30PM
SATURDAY 8 SEPTEMBER, 2018
ULUMBARRA THEATRE


FOR SAMUEL BECKETT (1987) AP
MORTON FELDMAN

LONELY CHILD (1980) AP
CLAUDE VIVIER


For the second half of their BIFEM residency, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s Saturday night programme features two rarely-performed iconic 20th century North American pieces: Morton Feldman’s intimate portrait and homage For Samuel Beckett and Canadian composer Claude Vivier’s hauntingly beautiful Lonely Child, sung by the extraordinary Australian soprano Jane Sheldon, under the baton of USA Conductor Eric Dudley. 

Don’t miss out on being part of the audience for both ASO concerts, which will be broadcast live by ABC Classic FM for the first time from the Ulumbarra Theatre.


Eric DUDLEY, Conductor
Jane SHELDON, Soprano


Lonely Child is supported by Adelaide Symphony OrchestraCapital Venues and Events and the Bendigo Bank.

Eric Dudley’s appearance is supported by Joan and Barry Miskin