Ensemble Artists Ethan Taylor (tenor) and Hayden Barrington (baritone) spread their vocal wings in this Close-Up program of two works from both ends of art song history –Beethoven’s majestic An die ferne Geliebter (“To the distant beloved”),the first narrative song cycle,and Gabriel Kahane’s astonishing 2018 work, Book of Travelers, a fusion of classical, jazz, and pop that weaves a musical tapestry of stories collected during the composer’s 6000-mile train journey across the USA.
Gabriel Kahane - Book of Travelers
Beethoven - An die ferne Geliebter
"""★★★★★ """"Reborn Song Company sparkles... one could have listened to it 40 more times."""" (Sydney Morning Herald) The Song Company belongs to a land whose first peoples have always used songlines and vocal music to pass knowledge and culture from one generation to another. As Australia's leading professional vocal ensemble, The Song Company is unique in its stylistic diversity with repertoire spanning the 9th century to today, and is led by international composer and conductor Antony Pitts. With an annual national touring season, The Song Company is at the forefront of both early music performance and contemporary vocal music through an extensive commissioning program and cross-artform collaborations with artists of the highest calibre from around the world."""
The Song Company: Uplifting voices in visionary song – come and hear SongCoSalon, and Close-Up concert tours with flexible cheaper ticket prices! With 5 stunning concerts at The Independent Theatre in 2020, there’s sure to be a concert for song lovers everywhere! THE MOST AFFORDABLE SONG COMPANY SEASON YET! Join us to discover an incredible array of styles, repertoire, and genres for the voice – music that has moved men and women over the last thousand years with its humanity, compassion, and power. Australia’s finest vocalists, the most experienced consort singers, and the next generation of emerging talent make up The Song Company’s Principal, Associate, and Ensemble Artists.