Scale Variable Celebrates New Works by WA Composers

The second concert in Tura’s 2017 Scale Variable New Chamber Music Series features Perth ensemble GreyWing performing Rio 1917 at the State Theatre Centre of WA on 31 May. The performance is a celebration of Latin American modernist and new music and its local connections.

The concert features recent and new works by Chilean/Australian Pedro Alvarez and Peruvian/Australian Eduardo Cossio, and four responses to Villa-Lobos’ seminal Sexteto Mistico by Western Australian composers Ellie Cumming, Sam Gillies, Alexander Turley and Lindsay Vickery. The concert also features a contrasting work by living Brazilian composer Felipe Lara.

Core members Catherine Ashley (harp), Jameson Feakes (guitar) and Lindsay Vickery (clarinet/saxophone) will be joined on the night by special guests Kirsten Smith (flute), Niamh Dell (oboe) and Stewart Smith (piano).

Discount tickets available from Ticketek, enter the code ‘BRAZIL’ to access $23 +bf tickets.

Student tickets are available for $10 (plus booking fee) here.

Alternatively, students can buy their $10 ticket at the box office on the night of the performance.

Villa Lobos, described as “the single most significant creative figure in 20th-century Brazilian art music,” calls his own works “….. natural, like a waterfall.”  

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