Three world premieres with PLEXUS next month


PLEXUS will present three world premieres this November 13 in the Melbourne Recital Centre.

New works by Christine McCombe, Brenton Broadstock, and Christian O’Brien (of Alpine fame) will feature in PLEXUS’ event Prophecy.

PLEXUS will also present its pianist Stefan Cassomenos’ arrangement of Four Last Songs by Strauss; playing alongside guests including Deborah Cheetham (soprano), Michelle Wood (cello) and Damien Eckersley (double bass).

In Bright Sheng’s Tibetan Dance, the composer states: “The first two movements of the work are in reminiscence, as if one is hearing songs from a distant memory. The work is anchored on the last movement, when the music gradually becomes real. Here, the music is based on a Tibetan folk dance motive from Qinghai, a Chinese province bordered with Tibet”.

See PLEXUS perform at the Melbourne Recital Centre this November 13. Tickets available online.

Read more about PLEXUS – the Australian ensemble commissioning more than 100 composers in its time – in this interview with violinist Monica Curro. PLEXUS was last year shortlisted in the Melbourne Music Prize Outstanding Musicians Award.

Images supplied. Credit: Greg Barrett; Belinda Strodder.

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