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Musica Viva Sessions

29 Jun 2017


MUSICA VIVA SESSIONS - THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN SYDNEY


Experience an eclectic chamber music concert inspired by nature and botanicals at the first Musica Viva Sessions event, featuring percussionist, Kerryn Joyce (TaikOz, Karak), and Kirsty McCahon (Australian World Orchestra, Van Diemen's Band).

Grab a free drink on arrival as we take you behind the scenes of the National Herbarium of NSW, home to over 1.2 million plant specimens at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and our concert venue for the evening.

Kerryn brings her speciality of Japanese Taiko drumming to contrast with the double bass and violone of Kirsty McCahon, performing art music pieces they love but rarely get the chance to play, including pieces from 17th-century Scotland and the tranquillity of Japan, to jazzy, busy city USA, and an Australian beach.

Home to internationally significant collections of plant specimens, the Herbarium, which began collecting in 1853, is now one of the most significant botanical resources in the Southern Hemisphere. Sneak a glimpse ‘backstage’ of the archives en route to the performance space and join us for an evening of unconventional works paired with an extraordinary venue.

Presented in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.  


PROGRAM - 29 June 2017

Kerryn JOYCE – Recollection
Tobias HUME – Love’s Farewell
Ney ROSAURO – Bem-Vindo
Robert DAVIDSON – Melody for Julia

Luciano BERIO – Psy (Forte barocco)
Ian CLEWORTH – Dedication
Elena KATS-CHERNIN – Adrift
David ANDERSON – Blue Cheese
David ANDERSON – Rush Hour


ABOUT MUSICA VIVA SESSIONS

Musica Viva Sessions is a unique chamber music experience that invites you to discover surprising collaborations from Australia’s most exciting classical music artists, performing the works they love but rarely get the chance to play.

Each Session takes on a fresh new form as a constantly changing roster of musicians takes you into some of Sydney’s most remarkable and inspiring spaces, creating one-night-only chamber music encounters that blend music, place, passion and knowledge.

Packages

Event Dates

  • Sydney 29 Jun 2017 7:00 PM

RUNNING TIME

60 minute performance
Drinks from 6.30pm
Performance at 7pm

VENUE

The National Herbarium of NSW
The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Accessed via the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney reception
Mrs Macquaries Road

TICKETS

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The venue is wheelchair accessible, however please call Box Office ahead of the event to advise them if you require wheelchair access.
 


ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Kerryn Joyce
Percussion

 

 

 

Kirsty McCahon
Double bass & violone