ROOMS OF ELSINORE
Timothy Florence Death and the Child for solo viola with offstage piano
Elliott Gyger New Work for viola and piano (World Premiere)
Lisa Illean Terrain Vague for viola and piano (World Premiere)
Zubin Kanga New Work for piano, electronics with viola solo (World Premiere)
Brett Dean Rooms of Elsinore for viola and piano (Australian premiere)
Brett Dean viola
Zubin Kanga piano
In this recital, two of Australia’s leading musicians, Brett Dean and Zubin Kanga, return from Europe to perform together for the first time in a virtuosic all-Australian program.
All the works explore how memories and spaces become intricately connected. The centrepiece is Brett Dean’s Rooms of Elsinore. This seven-movement major work uses material from his recent opera based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet and “pursues a loose dramaturgy about the spaces where the action takes place, a bit like a guided tour of the venue.” The recital also features innovative and exquisite new works by Elliott Gyger, Lisa Illean and Zubin Kanga as well as a classic work by Timothy Florence. Sure to be an electrifying performance by two of Australia’s most exciting composer-performers.