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Hourglass Ensemble: River Songs

18 March 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT

Meanwhile, in the sparkling rainforest, the stunning “Lyrebird in my Piano” shows us the wizardry of our famous native Australian bird, combining Bartok and Satie, Debussy and Ligeti, or Reich and Takemitsu.

Hourglass premieres Australian commissions – feisty sky dancing in Ball’s “Enemies of Gravity”, nocturnal jazz musings in Lemon’s “Tangent Blues”. A beguiling combination of instruments, rarely heard together, brings you into a sound world of unique combinations and enchanting stories.


  • Flutes Ewa Kowalski
  • Clarinets/Director Andrew Kennedy
  • Violin Ewan Foster
  • Harp Marjorie Maydwell
  • Soprano Laura King
  • Baritone Andrew O’Connor
  • Piano Anna Rutkowska-Schock


  • The Lyrebird in my Piano Richard Grantham*
  • River Songs Betty Beath*
  • Thaïs Mirror Aria, Meditation, final scene Jules Massenet
  • Enemies of Gravity** Andrew Ball*
  • Tangent Blues** Karen Lemon*
  • Dumka Pytor Tchaikovsky

* Australian composer ** World premiere



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