Soprano Jane Sheldon and pianist Zubin Kanga have collaborated on a new duo album Chiaroscuro.
Their August concert launches this first duo album from two of Australia’s most exciting young interpreters of contemporary classical music. Chiaroscuro features 20th and 21st century works exploring themes of love and death.
In the concert, Jane and Zubin present a tasting menu of works from the CD by George Crumb, Kaija Saariaho, Arnold Schoenberg, and Australian composers Rosalind Page and Daniel Rojas. The concert also features a major work by one of Germany’s greatest living composers, Helmut Lachenmann’s colourful and virtuosic Got Lost, which the performers have prepared for performance in London later this year.
The CD will be available for purchase at the concert. For the recording, Zubin Kanga plays one of Stuart & Sons’ beautiful pianos, handcrafted in Australia.
Tickets: Adult $30, concession $25, student $20. Available online or at the door.
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Rosalind Page: Sonetos del Amor Oscuro (excerpts) (2009) arranged in a new soprano & piano version for the performers
Kaija Saariaho: Il Pleut (1986)
Helmut Lachenmann: Got Lost (2008)
Arnold Schoenberg: Das Buch der hängenden Gärten (excerpts) (1909)
George Crumb: Apparition (excerpts) (1979)
Daniel Rojas: Sonata (2009)
New York-based Australian soprano Jane Sheldon has sung under the direction of William Christie, Charles Dutoit, Antony Walker, and Reinbert de Leeuw. Specialising in early music and active in the creation and performance of new works, she has performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Pinchgut Opera, Boston Camerata, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Halcyon, Synergy Percussion, and
Ensemble Offspring. Jane is a member of New York’s Ekmeles, and is also a member of the international touring ensemble for composer John Zorn. In 2011 Jane was awarded Performance of the Year with Ensemble Offspring at the Australian Art Music Awards for The Origin Cycle, a work she co-commissioned.
London-based Australian pianist Zubin Kanga has collaborated with many of the world’s leading composers and performed at major festivals throughout the UK, Europe, USA and Australia including the BBC Proms (UK), Borealis Festival (Norway) and Manifeste Festival (France). A member of Ensemble Offspring, one of Australia’s leading new music ensembles, he has also performed as a soloist with the London
Sinfonietta and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Having completed a Masters and PhD at the Royal Academy of Music, London, Kanga is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Nice and IRCAM in Paris.