The Sirius Chamber Ensemble Presents ‘Voices in Exile’
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The Sirius Chamber Ensemble Presents ‘Voices in Exile’

  The Sirius Chamber Ensemble focuses on the music of composers who worked under the communist regimes in the former Soviet Union. Their creativity flourished despite the repressive environment in which they lived and despite heavy censorship, fear of deportation or death, composers in this period produced some of the most profound music of the…

Something old, something new and something jazzy from Sirius
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Something old, something new and something jazzy from Sirius

  A new composition, written especially for the performers, is part of the Sirius Chamber Ensemble’s final concert for 2012. Complementing the programme are well-loved masterpieces and a jazz ballet suite. Sydney-based composer, arranger and performer Nigel Ubrihien composed the septet Mestizo Dances after his travels in Mexico. It’s  written for an unusual mix of wind and string…

Classical Inspirations from the Sirius Ensemble
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Classical Inspirations from the Sirius Ensemble

  The Sirius Chamber Ensemble connects the new with the old in a programme of classics derived from works by earlier masters. Ian Sykes, clarinet, Georgina Price, viola, Clare Kahn, cello, Julia Zeltzer, French horn, Alison Evans, bassoon, and pianist Clare Howard Race, present a programme of Beethoven, Bernstein, Neilsen and Mozart. Beethoven’s Quintet for Piano and…