C13 Birds In Paradise

  • May 5, 2022

    11.30am - 12.30pm

  • Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture

    15 Blackall St, Barton ACT 2600

  • General Admission $60.00,

    Concession $55.00

  • In Association with

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Presented by the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture

Be it the crow or cuckoo or curlew, birds have always fascinated and enchanted us. Capturing their song became a driving force for the French master Olivier Messiaen, transcribing bird calls on his travels and incorporating their multi-voiced warblings in his works.  Hollis Taylor’s observations of the Pied Butcher Bird in Australia triggered an entirely new oeuvre of human-avian interaction, nearly a century after Brewster-Jones’ work in the Adelaide in the 1930s.

A concert by birds, their human followers and divine devotees.

 

Program

All works are interspersed with field recordings of bird song in their natural habitat

Olivier Messiaen, Alouette lulu (The Woodlark – Lullula arborea)

Hooper Brewster-Jones, Bird Calls

Shrike Thrush in the Driving Mist of Morn  – 12 August 1923

Rosella’s Wooing – 20 September 1923

Black Swans Flying – 15 August 1923

Wattle Bird – 12 August 1923

Magpie in the Air  – 13 August 1923

Reed Warbler – 24 September 1923

Hollis Taylor, Riffingbirds, four pieces for violin (2009)

Christopher Sainsbury, The Arrival (2018)

Olivier Messiaen, Traquet rieur (The Black Wheatear – Oenanthe teucura)

 

Artists

Edward Neeman, piano

Anna McMichael, violin

and birds across the world.

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  • May 5, 2022

    11.30am - 12.30pm

  • Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture

    15 Blackall St, Barton ACT 2600

  • General Admission $60.00,

    Concession $55.00

Buy Tickets Now

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Artist Anna McMichael

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Anna McMichael is an Australian-born violinist who returned in 2010 to live in Australia after 17 years in Holland performing in many of the major European ensembles and orchestras.  She grew up in South Australia and studied violin with Marie Roberts, Beryl Kimber and William Hennessy. In 1990, Anna was awarded first prize in the string concerto final of the Australian Broadcasting Commission National Instrumental and Vocal Competition.  In Aust...

Artist Edward Neeman

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The Australian-American pianist Edward Neeman has performed across five continents. Critics have lauded him as a “true artist” with “an excellent technique” who “isn’t afraid to put a distinctive stamp on whatever he touches, without resorting to mannerism.” A top prizewinner of numerous international piano competitions, including first prize in the Joaquín Rodrigo Competition in Madrid, second prize in the Southern Highlands International Piano Competition, and third prize in the World International Piano Competition, Dr. Neeman has appeared as a soloist with the Prague Philharmonic, Sydne...