Where Song Began - Newcastle
228 Brunker Road, Adamstown, NSW, 2289, Australia
3rd May 2019
Two of Australia's most adventurous classical musicians, Simone Slattery (violin) and Anthony Albrecht (cello), tour with Where Song Began, a musical celebration of Australia’s birds and how they shaped the world. Based on leading ornithologist Tim Low's bestselling book, this beautiful multimedia performance tells the story of the evolution of song, featuring music spanning 300 years, stunning visual projections and an immersive soundscape. The experience has been described as like being sung to by the country. Accessible for all ages, you will be introduced to the origin of song and Australia's rich and colourful bird history. The program includes music spanning 300 years, from Johann Heinrich Schmelzer and J.S. Bach to Arvo Pärt and new Australian works, enhanced by evocative visual projections, and an immersive soundscape. Simone Slattery holds a PhD in Music Performance from the University of Adelaide and performs regularly with Australia’s finest ensembles. Anthony Albrecht is an Australian graduate of The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance program and is now based in London. Performance length: 60 minutes without interval, including a Q and A. These performances are supported by Birdlife Australia. AUD1 from every ticket sold will be donated to Birdlife or a related conservation cause.