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Sun, 24 Sept



A Festival of Art Song

Schubert's "Die Schὅne Müllerin", Songs of Spring, Song cycles by Robert Schumann

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A Festival of Art Song
A Festival of Art Song


24 Sept 2023, 11:30 am – 25 Sept 2023, 4:00 pm

Sydney, 1 Conservatorium Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia



Festival highlights

Opening recital Saturday 23rd 6pm

Wagner and Baudelaire presented by Songmakers Australia

Christina Wilson (mezzo soprano) | Andrea Katz (piano)

Johannes Brahms - Zwei Gesänge für eine Altstimme mit Bratsche und Klavier (Two songs for an alto voice with viola and piano).

Frank Bridge - Three Songs for Voice, Viola and Piano.

Yanfei Yin (mezzo soprano) | Roger Benedict (viola) | David Howie (piano)

September 24 - 27 Each day will commence at 10am.

Morning tea/ lunch and afternoon tea will be provided and members of the Sydney Schubert Society attend for free after registration:

September 24th celebrating German Romanticism

sponsored by the Sydney Schubert Society.

Franz Schubert - Die Schὅne Müllerin

Selected songs about Spring.

Robert Schumann: Liederkreis (1840) op. 39 (Poetry from Joseph Eichendorff),

Frauen Liebe und Leben (1840)

Dichterliebe (1840).

Gustav Mahler – Five Rückert-lieder (1901-2) (after poems by Friederich Rückert)

A lecture on German Romanticism by Dr. Goetz Richter AM

Performers include Andrew Goodwin (tenor), Julie Jong Eun Barber (soprano), Aidan O’Donnell (bass), Leon Vitogiannis (baritone), Cassandra Doyle (mezzo soprano), Georgia Cooper (soprano), Jeanell Carrigan, Eun-Jung Byun, Jamie-Lee Xu, Ashly Zhang, and Joanna Li (piano).

September 25th Australian composers of the early twentieth century.

Songs include those by Roy Agnew, Linda Phillips, Margaret Sutherland, Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Meta Overman, Fritz Hart, F.S, Kelly, Dorian le Gallienne.

Performers include Michael Halliwell, Julie Jong Eun Barber (soprano), Wendy Dixon (soprano), Christina Wilson (mezzo Soprano), Narelle Yeo (soprano), Jeanell Carrigan, David Miller (piano).

September 26th - Australian contemporary composers who have established a reputation of composers of art song.

Composers such as George Palmer and John Peterson will discuss their works as part of the presentation. Other works by Peter Sculthorpe, Linda Kouvaras, Johanna Selleck, Gordon Kerry and John Haddock.

Performers will include Merlyn Quaife and Andrea Katz from Melbourne, Tanith Bryce, Barry Ryan, Jane Ede, Louise Scott, Wendy Dixon and David Miller.

September 27th - Australia art song of the future- Words, Text, Voices, Music. This program will premiere new song cycles composed especially this year by postgraduate students and will be performed by staff members and conservatorium graduate students. There will also be a new work composed by Anna Hueneke with Anna Fraser (mezzo soprano) and Connor Pendelbury (piano) and a special recital presented by Deborah Cheetham Fraillon.

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