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Ensemble Offspring - Plekto

08 July 2014

Venue: Utzon Room
Presented by: Ensemble Offspring

A virtuosic and adventurous selection of seldom heard chamber music for sextet from around the globe.

Description

Ensemble Offspring traces the avant-garde legacy of Iannis Xenakis in Plekto (Braids). A virtuosic and adventurous selection of seldom heard chamber music for sextet from around the globe including Charisma and Plekto by Iannis Xenakis, Kaija Saariaho’s Oi Kuu, The Riot from the recently departed Jonathan Harvey, Australian Anthony Pateras’s Broken Then Fixed Then Broken and a world premiere by Mexican born Juan-Felipe Waller.

Program
Iannis Xenakis – Charisma
Anthony Pateras – Broken then Fixed then Broken
Kaija Saariaho – Oi Kuu
Beat Furrer – Lied (Australian premiere)
Jonathan Harvey – The Riot (Australian premiere)
Juan Felipe Waller – new work (world premiere)
Iannis Xenakis – Plekto



Artist Information

Veronique Serret (violin)
Judith Hamann (cello)
Lamorna Nightingale (flute)
Jason Noble (clarinet)
Claire Edwardes (percussion)
Zubin Kanga (piano)

Veronique Serret (violin)
Judith Hamann (cello)
Lamorna Nightingale (flute)
Jason Noble (clarinet)
Claire Edwardes (percussion)
Zubin Kanga (piano)

Ensemble Offspring is a dynamic Sydney based organisation dedicated to the presentation and promotion of innovative new music. Driven by open-mindedness and performance excellence, Ensemble Offspring’s activities promote diverse and emerging music practices that expose audiences to new ways of experiencing sound. The group embraces a broad and progressive repertoire from seminal chamber works of the past 50 years, to free improvisation and the creation of striking interdisciplinary productions. The ensemble is led by Artistic Directors Claire Edwardes (percussion) and Damien Ricketson (composer) and made up of a virtuoso team of performers with broad ranging backgrounds and talents. They have just returned from a successful European tour and boast sell out 2013 and 2014 Sydney Festival performances

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Pricing Information

Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection.

Standard $45
*Concession $25
**Group 8+ $25
Booking fee applies per transaction

$8.50 - Contact Centre
$8.50 - Internet
$5.00 - Box Office Counter

Pricing Information Explained

Pricing Information Explained

For events which offer concession pricing, if you purchase concession tickets, please ensure you have your Proof of Concession with you when you attend an event.
*Concessions apply for Australian Pensioners, Seniors, Australian/International Full-Time Students, Children under 16

Ticket Booking Enquiries: For all general booking enquiries please email the Contact Centre or call on +61 2 9250 7777 for more information.

**Groups Bookings: Please email the Group Booking team or call on +61 2 9250 7700 for more information.

Insider Prices: Insiders are Sydney Opera House members. Insiders get waived booking fees, up to 20% off Sydney Opera House Presents shows and more. More Info

Performance Dates

Tuesday 8 July 2014, 8pm

Running Time: 90 minutes, with no interval (approximate and subject to alteration)

Reviews

“The ensemble players clearly relished their work…like this event itself, both consistent and chameleonic.” - The Age

“Ensemble Offspring’s razor-sharp precision, textural clarity, incisive attack and thrilling virtuosity created one of the most stimulating concerts I’ve heard in recent years.” - The Australian

"This extraordinary double bill with ace local classical performers was an artistic triumph for the Sydney Festival, as well as a sellout." – Time Out

Links

Ensemble Offspring

Plekto by Iannis Xenakis

Silva by Mary Finsterer

Teguala - Duo Vertigo

Broken, Then Fixed, Then Broken - Anthony Pateras

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