Sunday October 21
<p><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:eb garamond,serif"><span style="color:#ffffff">Afternoon Tea from 2:30 Concert at 3:30</span></span></span></p>
The Evergreen Ensemble
Snow In Summer
A Prelude in Tea Song Series Concert
Evergreen Ensemble presents a stunning concert of baroque and folk music and launches its gorgeous new album ‘Snow in Summer’ The program features the music of Northern Scotland and Scandinavia with ancient vocal and instrumental melodies interspersed with exciting new compositions, inspired by rugged northern landscapes. Winter is a time of solitude but also of festivity and story-telling. This program gives us the space to reflect on the passing of time, the seasons, memories and loves lost – as well as powerful connections to the land. Alongside 18th century sonatas you’ll hear arrangements of folk songs: sparse, ambient string textures, plucked notes resonating like stars in a clear night sky and a voice soaring high above. Inspired by the beauty of this repertoire which blends baroque and folk music idioms, Evergreen Ensemble has commissioned a series of sonatas entitled ‘Australian Seasons’, one of which will be premiered at this concert. Written by young, Sydney-based composer Alice Chance (who will be performing her work at the same venue the night before!) it explores a new genre of Australian baroque music written in the 21st century.
Adult $48, Concession and Under 30 $30, Student $22, Child $16
Includes afternoon tea.
Evergreen Ensemble features three female musicians from Melbourne - Shane Lestideau (baroque violin), Samantha Cohen (theorbo and baroque guitar), Claire Patti (Celtic harp and voice) together with Sydney viola da gamba virtuoso Jenny Eriksson. The October 2018 Snow in Summer tour also launches their CD album of the same name.