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Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Sydney MicroFest 2 - 1pm & 5pm
34-40 Burton St, (cnr of Burton and Palmer Streets) DARLINGHURST, NSW 2010
Sydney, NSW 2010
Australia
Price: $20/$15 - 2 concert deal $30/$20

Over 2 performances of 90 minutes each, Sydney MicroFest 2 present a diverse range of wonderful musicians.

Clocks and Clouds http://anaphoria.com/clocksclouds.html will fill the ambient space with wondrous cascades of pitch and texture from their new work Anaphorian Shadow Theatre Music

Jack Tickner https://www.facebook.com/JackETickner/ will delight with his microtonal guitar and singing,

Greg Schiemer's https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Schiemer Satellite Gamelan will be a treat with audience participation using a new mobile phone app as the sound source.

Donald Bousted's https://donaldbousted.com new work to observe sea and sky is for flute in standard tuning and horn in 19 equal divisions of the octave, Michael H Dixon having acquired an instrument to achieve this clearly.

Terumi Narushima https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/3d-printing-creates-a-flute-which-makes-beautiful-sounds-20150605-ghhd68.html has written a new quartet titled Sundew to be performed by LOCANA (Janine Grantham - flute, Rachel Westwood - violin, Michael H Dixon - horn, Matthew Farrell - cello).

LOCANA will also perform the beautiful Toivo by Juhani Nuorvala https://core.musicfinland.fi/composers/juhani-nuorvala 

Greg van der Struik - trombone, will perform stillness of unceasing activity by Michael and join him and Ed Diefes - tuba in the trio Chaconne by Ron Nagorcka. Wendy Dixon will join these six musicians for the aria The Wound, a commentary on the need for healing between Indigenous people and the 'immigrants' post 1770.

See our facebook page for the program order of each concert: https://www.facebook.com/sydmicrofest/

 

 

Past Dates

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Bundeena Public School Hall
Sydney MicroFest 2 in Bundeena - 7:30
Scarborough Street, Bundeena
Sydney, NSW 2230
Australia
Price: $20/$15 - under 18s free
Program
Heart to Heart, Mind to Mind for flute, horn and cello
    Composed by Michael H Dixon
    Performed by Janine Grantham, Michael H Dixon, Matthew Farrell
to observe sea and sky for flute and horn
    Composed by Donald Bousted
    Performed by Janine Grantham, Michael H Dixon
Transposed Dekany for mobile phones
    Composed by Greg Schiemer
    Performed by musicians and audience volunteers (registered in advance)
Chrome (Burnt sienna, Forest green) for solo cello
    Composed by Kent Farbach
    Performed by Matthew Farrell
Toivo for flute, violin, horn, cello
    Composed by Juhani Nuorvala
    Perfomed by Janine Grantham, Michael H Dixon, Matthew Farrell
Low Horn Jazz I for solo horn
    Composed by Thomas McConochie
    Performed by Michael H Dixon
New Piece by Jack with flute, horn, cello
    Composed by Jack Tickner
    Performed by Jack Tickner, Janine Grantham, Michael H Dixon, Matthew Farrell
Music by Jack Tickner
    Performed by Jack Tickner

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

QPAC
The Harpist - 7.30pm
Brisbane, QLD 4000
Australia
Price: $57-$97

Mozart Symphony No. 20 in D Major, K. 133 
Boieldieu Harp Concerto in C Major, Op. 82 
C.P.E. Bach Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Wq. 183/1 
Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte - horn solo on natural horn
De Falla Spanish Danse from La Vida Breve 
Tarrega Recuerdos de la Alhambra 
Smetana  Vltava (The Moldau) from Má vlast

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

Elisabeth Murdoch Hall
The Harpist - 7pm. 5pm on May 13
Melbourne, Vic 3000
Australia
Price: $30 and above

Mozart Symphony No. 20 in D Major, K. 133 
Boieldieu Harp Concerto in C Major, Op. 82 
C.P.E. Bach Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Wq. 183/1 
Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte - horn solo on natural horn
De Falla Spanish Danse from La Vida Breve 
Tarrega Recuerdos de la Alhambra 
Smetana  Vltava (The Moldau) from Má vlast

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

City Recital Hall Angel Place
The Harpist - 7pm
Sydney, NSW 2000
AU
Price: $39 and above

Concerts also on May 4, 5, 9, 11

Mozart Symphony No. 20 in D Major, K. 133 
Boieldieu Harp Concerto in C Major, Op. 82 
C.P.E. Bach Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Wq. 183/1 
Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte - horn solo on natural horn
De Falla Spanish Danse from La Vida Breve 
Tarrega Recuerdos de la Alhambra 
Smetana  Vltava (The Moldau) from Má vlast

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

Sydney Opera House - Utzon Room
Summer Winds - Omega Ensemble - 2.30pm
Price: $99

Set sail in a discovery of the mystical and mythical with a celebration of all things woodwind.

Get to know the flute up close and personal through Debussy’s famous solo flute piece, Syrinx with its haunting melodies that explore the full range of the instrument.

Also featured is Ravel’s striking Le Tombeau de Couperin in a sublime and rarely-heard arrangement for woodwinds which draw out the deeply personal and reflective music dedicated to friends Ravel had lost during World War I. Also included is Paul Taffanel’s revealing Wind Quintet which highlights all of the wind instruments. At the centre-piece of this nautically-themed concert is Malcolm Arnold’s witty and delightful Sea Shanties. Composed in 1943 these pieces are as much fun for the performer as they are for the listener.

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Art Gallery of New South Wales
Miss Brill - Ben Hoadley & Craig Bush with Omega Ensemble - 6.30
Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2000
Australia
Price: $85

The Omega Ensemble presents the Australian premiere of New Zealand composer Ben Hoadley’s chamber opera Miss Brill. From the short story by Katherine Mansfield, with a libretto by Craig Brush, the opera reveals a day in the life of a lonely spinster, Miss Brill, living in a seaside town in provincial France in the 1920s, her love of music and fragile determination to remain optimistic despite the harshness of the world around her. Along with music by Glinka and Beethoven, this will be a memorable night of varied musical styles.

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Grevillea with Michael Dixon - 2.30pm
37 St. Johns Road, Glebe
Sydney, NSW
Australia
Price: $30/$20/$15

Arnold Cooke. Trio. Nocturnes 14:00

 Barber. Hermit Songs. 16:30

 Dixon. You were never my country Trio. 4:00

Rossini. Prelude theme and variations. Horn and piano EM 70s version. 12:00 

Prokofiev. Anna Akhmatova. 12:00

 Schubert Auf dem Strom. Horn voice piano 10:00

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Omega Ensemble - 2.30pm
Sydney, AU NSW 1225
AU
+61 2 9250 7111

Wind Quintets: Nielsen and Hindemith 

Quintet for Piano and winds: Beethoven

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