SIX TIMES THREE

SUNDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2015, 3PM
GREAT HALL, UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY


RICHARD GILL
CONDUCTOR

AUSTRALIAN TRILOGY –
MALE COMPOSERS:

ELLIOTT GYGER
FIVE BELLS (EXCERPT)

VINCENT PLUSH
AUSTRALIAN BOY

DAN WALKER
ELEGY WRITTEN IN A
COUNTRY CHURCHYARD

 

AUSTRALIAN TRILOGY –
FEMALE COMPOSERS:

GILLIAN WHITEHEAD
MISSA BREVIS

ELENA KATS-CHERNIN
TALK SHOW (EXCERPT)

DULCIE HOLLAND
ADAM LAY Y-BOUNDEN

 

DEBUSSY
TROIS CHANSONS DE CHARLES
D’ORLÉANS

RAVEL
TROIS CHANSONS

GESUALDO
THREE MADRIGALS

JOSQUIN DES PREZ
THREE CHANSONS

Three exquisite part-songs by Debussy and three by Ravel; three heavenly motets and three utterly earthly madrigals; and six modern Australian composers: three women, and three men. Six musical threesomes, each in sparkling conversation with the others, across the centuries and around the world.
 

Elliott Gyger and Dan Walker both take their inspiration from iconic poems; Vincent Plush's Australian Boy is an exploration of colonial Australia seen through English eyes, while Dulcie Holland offers a 20th-century Australian take on a traditional English carol. Gillian Whitehead – born in New Zealand and currently living on the Otago Peninsula, Dunedin – based her mass setting on the intricate polyphony of the 16th century; Elena Kats-Chernin draws on that most contemporary of social phenomena, the radio talk show.
 

Conductor Richard Gill draws the various strands together to provide insights into our own musical culture.