CD Release: Kingfisher – Songs For Halcyon
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CD Release: Kingfisher – Songs For Halcyon

This month, Halcyon’s new recording, Kingfisher – Songs for Halcyon was released on the Tall Poppies label (TP 236). Formed in 1998, Halcyon has been at the vanguard of creating and performing Australian music.  Kingfisher – Songs for Halcyon reflects the breadth of contemporary classical Australian writing. Featuring 21 new songs written especially for Halcyon and some thrilling virtuosic…

Miniatures For Woodwind And Percussion From Ensemble Offspring
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Miniatures For Woodwind And Percussion From Ensemble Offspring

  Ensemble Offspring has curated a program of intriguing miniatures for flute, clarinet and percussion. Called Three and Under it showcases the members of Ensemble Offspring as theatrical soloists and chamber music gurus. They perform works written specifically for them by composers from home (Damian Barbeler, Jane Stanley and Matthew Shlomowitz) and abroad (Oscar Bettison, Jukka Tiensuu, Tom Johnson and David…

‘Kingfisher, Songs for Halcyon’ takes flight
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‘Kingfisher, Songs for Halcyon’ takes flight

  On March 15 and 29, Halcyon proudly presents Kingfisher, Songs for Halcyon – a seminal commissioning project to celebrate 15 years of music making by Australia’s leading ensemble for vocal chamber music.  Halcyon, a fabled bird identified with the kingfisher, had the power to calm the wind and the waves while it nested on…