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CSO Chamber Ensemble | Hearing the Land

1 September 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm AEST

$30 – $60

We live on an ancient continent, ever shaped by powerful and extreme forces, a place of great biodiversity and beauty. The vibrancy of Australian landscapes have inspired countless works; this program features Mirage by Michael Sollis, inspired by the desert, and Eric Avery’s Mists 1, a moving, personal perspective on place and healing.

The land speaks, if we will only listen; it resonates with a depth that transcends human language, drawing us into a richer understanding of our shared identity. Too often, we fail to hear; in Songs of Silent Earth, Natalie Williams challenges us to confront the consequences of a disharmonious relationship to the natural world.

In the wake of extreme weather events, the land is tenacious in its regenerative capacity, even (to an extent) in spite of the destruction wrought by human hubris. Kirsten Milenko reflects on these life cycles in Solace and poses a confronting question: do we perceive ourselves as guardians or owners of the natural world?

We close with an exciting new commission supported by the National Museum of Australia.


CSO Chamber Ensemble


Michael Sollis

Natalie Williams
Songs of Silent Earth

Eric Avery
Mists 1

Kirsten Milenko
Australian premiere

[To be announced]
World premiere, National Museum of Australia commission

Cultural Partner: National Museum of Australia


1 September 2022
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm AEST
$30 – $60
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