Ross Edwards has been having an exciting time!
We’ve brought him to you before with his retrospective at the Con.
There’s the world premiere of Full Moon Dances which Ross finished last year. The saxophone concerto was performed by the brilliant London-based Australian saxophonist Amy Dickson with the Adelaide Symphony conducted by Andrew Grams. Ross said:
“The three performances were wonderful and Amy and I were quite overwhelmed by their reception.”
Amy went straight to Perth to give more performances with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and new conductor Baldur Bronnimann, and Ross has heard wonderful reports! classikON will share with you when she’ll be performing at the Sydney Opera House in October – stay tuned!
Full Moon Dances has special lighting, movement and costume. Amy represents five aspects of the Moon Goddess.
The work unfolds in an unbroken sequence of five movements:
- Mantra with night birds and dark moon blossoms
- First Ritual Dance
- Second Ritual Dance
Amy Dickson’s costumes are by Armani and Suzy O’Rourke drawing on concepts by Helen Edwards.
Ross is currently working on an orchestral score for a ballet about the Zodiac, commissioned by the Houston Ballet in Texas. Ross says:
“The choreographer will be Stanton Welch, who’s already had much success internationally with his choreographed version of my violin concerto Maninyas.”
We’ll keep bringing you news about what Ross is up to.