Evergreen Ensemble presents a stunning concert of baroque and folk music in North Sydney evocatively titled Snow in Summer, featuring the music of Northern Scotland and Scandinavia with ancient vocal and instrumental melodies interspersed with exciting new compositions, inspired by rugged northern landscapes.
Snow in Summer reflects on the passing of time, the seasons, memories and loves lost – as well as powerful connections to the land. Alongside 18th century sonatas you’ll hear arrangements of folk songs: sparse, ambient string textures, plucked notes resonating like stars in a clear night sky and a voice soaring high above.
Evergreen Ensemble features three Melbourne musicians – Shane Lestideau (baroque violin), Samantha Cohen (theorbo and baroque guitar), Claire Patti (Celtic harp and voice) together with Sydney viola da gamba virtuoso Jenny Eriksson. The October 2018 Snow in Summer tour also launches their CD album of the same name.
Inspired by the beauty of this repertoire which blends baroque and folk music idioms, Evergreen Ensemble has commissioned a series of sonatas entitled ‘Australian Seasons’, one of which will be premiered at this concert. Written by young, Sydney-based composer Alice Chance (who will be performing her work at the same venue the night before!) it explores a new genre of Australian baroque music written in the 21st century.
Presented by The Independent as part of its hugely popular “Prelude in Tea” Sunday afternoon concert series, guests will enjoy a sumptuous afternoon tea served from 2:30pm followed by the sumptuous sounds of Evergreen Ensemble starting from 3:30pm.
View & hear the Snow in Summer official trailer at: https://youtu.be/JuHckKV-BGQ
Tickets: Adult $48, Concession and Under 30 $30, Student $22, Child $16. Includes afternoon tea.
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