TOASTING MOTHER EARTH
Thursday 11 August, 7.30pm, Adamstown Arts at Adamstown Uniting Church
This concert is presented by 2NUR-FM.

Anna Fraser (soprano)
Jack Symonds (piano)

Anna Fraser and Jack Symonds present a musical feast including the world premiere of Toasting Mother Earth by Ross Fiddes, with words by Derek Dowding, as well as works by Anne Cawrse, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Lili Boulanger, and Tim Hansen, among others.

We are proud to announce that there will be a second world premiere on the program – Guardare, meravigliarsi… Five nocturnes for solo piano by Jack Symonds. 

PROGRAM

“O Virtus Sapientiae (O Moving Force of Wisdom)”
Hildegard VON BINGEN
(1098-1179) 2’30

“Aus den Visionen der Hildegard von Bingen” (1994)
Sofia GUBAIDULINA (b.1931) 5’00

 “Attente” (1910)
Lili BOULANGER (1893-1918)
Poème: Maurice MAETERLINCK (1862-1949) 1’50

“Reflets” (1911)
Lili BOULANGER (1893-1918)
Poème: Maurice MAETERLINCK (1862-1949) 2’30

Requiem for a friend op.26 (1986-7) Het ga je goed (Farewell, my dear)
György KURTÁG (b.1926)
Poem: Rimma DALOS (b.1944)

Guardare, meravigliarsi… Nocturnes No. 1, 2  (World Premiere)
Jack SYMONDS (b.1988)

“The Year Begins to Be Ripe”: Solo for Voice 49 (1970)
John CAGE (1912-1992)
Text: Henry David THOREAU (Journal) 1’30

“Toasting Mother Earth” (2020) World Premiere
Ross FIDDES (b.1944)        
Poem: Derek Dowding 20’00

INTERVAL

Four Poems of Antonio Machado (1948)
No. 1. La primavera ha venido
No. 2. Ayer soñé que veía
No. 3, Señor, ya me arrancaste
No. 4, La primavera ha venido
Luigi DALLAPICCOLA (1904-1975)

Guardare, meravigliarsi… Nocturnes 3, 4, 5. (World Premiere)
Jack SYMONDS (b. 1988)

“only” (1947) 
Morton FELDMAN (1926-1987)
Poem: Rainer Maria RILKE
(Die Sonette an Orpheus XXIII [1923]) 1’30

“Since I lost you” from ‘This Too Shall Pass’
Anne CAWRSE (b.1981)
Poem: D.H. LAWRENCE (1885-1930) “Elegy” 5’00

“Dans l’immense tristesse” (1916)
Lili BOULANGER (1893-1918)
Poème: Bertha GALERON DE CALONNE (1859-1936) 5’00

 Kerrie Coles: ‘Her Beauty & Her Terror, the Brindabellas on Fire I’ 2020 pastel on prepared paper 30.5 x 40.5cm

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