Where Song Began - Music for Australia - Toronto
Join us at the Toronto Heliconian Club for a very special performance in aid of Australia's endangered wildlife. Devastating fires, unprecedented in scale, have brought many species to the brink of extinction. Where Song Began is an ode to Australia, in particular its incredible songbirds and the landscapes they inhabit.
50-minutes long, this work features live music on baroque instruments spanning 300 years (from Schmelzer to Arvo Pärt), visual projections of birds and their landscapes, as well as an immersive natural soundscape. It tells the story of the evolution of songbirds, and how they shaped the world.
Where Song Began has been performed over 60 times across Australia, as well as in New York and London. It has been hailed in the press as ...a work of art; a transfixing soundscape that embraces cultures and ages, the composed and the improvised, the indigenous and the stylised and which highlights the utterly unique birdsongs of Australia.
Please see www.wheresongbegan.com for more information.
Arvo Pärt - Fratres for solo violin, 1977
Sarah Hopkins - Reclaiming the Spirit, 1993
Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending, 1917
Chris Williams - bird, songs, seas, 2017
Ross Edwards - Ecstatic Dance No.2, 1990
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer - Cucu Sonata, 1664
J.S. Bach - Prelude from Cello Suite No.1, c.1720
David Lang - Anthochaera carunculata (Red Wattle Bird), New Commission, 2017
Ngarra Burra Ferra - Traditional Indigenous hymn
All profits from this performance will be donated to help restore bird habitat and threatened species via Birdlife Australia. https://birdlife.org.au/current-appeal
Toronto Heliconian Club (View)
35 Hazelton Ave.
Toronto, ON M5R 2E3
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