Individual tickets: $15 – $35
Concert in the Season of Song series of Artsong Canberra, with Songmakers Australia with Merlyn Quaife (soprano), Christina Wilson (mezzo-soprano), Andrew Goodwin (tenor) and Andrea Katz (piano). Nursery rhymes and lullabies are insightful windows into the parent-child relationship. Love and death, desires and fears are reflected in the lyrics, some of them allegoric, some outright confronting. Songs and duets by Tchaikovsky, Glinka, Mussorgsky and Kabalevsky frame the centrepiece of this program, Shostakovich’s most touching, unusual and melancholy song cycle From Jewish Folk Poetry, Op.79.