Summers Night Project concerts in June

Summers Night Project mentees

Clockwise from left: Aviva Endean, Hilary Kleinig, Bree van Reyk, Kate Milligan, Frankie Dyson Reilly

The second iteration of the Summers Night Project will take place from June 10-17 premiering five innovative new works by women and non-binary Australian composers at concerts in Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne.

Devised by Cat Hope and Gabriella Smart and presented by Tura, Soundstream and Monash University, the Project is inspired by Anne Summers’ Women’s Manifesto which was released in 2017 and aims to grow the gender diversity of composers in music programs in Australia and support and mentor female and non-binary composers to create new compositions.

The featured composers Aviva Endean (VIC), Hilary Kleinig (SA), Bree van Reyk (NSW), Kate Milligan (WA), and Frankie Dyson Reilly (QLD) have been working with a composition mentors since mid 2020 to expand their practice and create new innovative works for the Summers Night Project ensemble, which features members from the Decibel, Soundstream and Clocked Out music ensembles.

Audiences attending the Summers Night Project concerts get to hear the compositions of this eclectic group of composers performed live and to support their work.


Featuring members from the Decibel, Soundstream and Clocked Out music ensembles including Gabriella Smart (piano), Vanessa Tomlinson (percussion), Aaron Wyatt (violin/viola) and Tristen Parr (cello).

When: Sunday 13 June, 6pm
Where: Richard Gill Auditorium at Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University
Tickets: Humanitix

When: Tuesday 15 June, 7pm
Where: Elder Hall at University of Adelaide
Tickets: Humanitix

When: Wednesday 16 June, 6pm
Where: Primrose Potter Salon at Melbourne Recital Centre
Tickets: Melbourne Recital Centre

Duration: 60 minutes (no interval)


The Summers Night Project is presented by Tura New Music along with project partners Soundstream, Monash University, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, and Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Performance partners: Decibel New Music Ensemble, Clocked Out.

Presentation partners: The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts @ Edith Cowan University, The University of Adelaide and Melbourne Recital Centre.

The Summers Night project has been made possible through the support of the Sydney Community Foundation’s Women Composers Fund and its associated donors and APRA/AMCOS.

Soundstream have been funded for this project by The Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding advisory body.

Media Partner: ABC Classic

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