Welcome to Burrinja Season 2017
Last Fridays of the month
The Skylark Room at Burrinja
Creative Catch Ups is totally your jam and croissant. Get it? Yeah we’re funny!
Join Growing Pains in the Skylark Room to discuss your personal creative endeavours and all things art.
Book now to guarantee your spot and get a sweet deal on a coffee and croissant!
Last Friday of every month, 10am in the Skylark Room
Syzygy Ensemble is an award-winning contemporary music group based in Melbourne. After just one year of performing together they were awarded first prize in the chamber music section of the Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition and, subsequently, were the only Australian group selected to perform at the 2011 Gaudeamus International Interpreter’s Award in Amsterdam. Since then, they have gained a reputation as one of Australia’a finest new music ensembles, lauded for their virtuoso precision, innovative programming, and ability to connect with their audiences. They were nominated for a Helpmann Award for a George Crumb tribute concert in 2012, and in 2014 were the recipient of the Melbourne Recital Centre’s Contemporary Masters Award. Last year they released their debut CD, ‘Making Signs’, containing specially commissioned works by some of Australia's finest composers.
As passionate musicians who delight in communicating with their audiences, Syzygy have designed an introductory program to inspire music lovers with a selection of future classics - from the thrilling virtuosity of Takuma Itoh’s “Parallel Divergence” to the ethereal effervescence of David Lang’s “Sweet Air” - reward your curiosity and experience these stunning works.
Gordon KERRY - Making Signs (10min)
Takuma ITOH - Parallel Divergence (6min)
Harry SDRAULIG - Prisms (12mins)
David LANG - Sweet Air (8min)
Brenton BROADSTOCK - Syzygy (15min)
PERFORMERS: Laila Engle, flutes Robin Henry, clarinets Leigh Harrold, piano Jenny Khafagi, violin Blair Harris, cello
Join us before the show at 1pm for a Pre-Show Talk + Q&A with the performers
FULL CLASSICAL TRACKS PROGRAM ONLINE HERE
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre in association with Yarra Ranges Council and Burrinja
Curated by Melbourne Recital Centre, Classical Tracks is supported by RACV Music for Victoria, and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria
SAT 28 OCT, 8PM
“Exposing Edith can be summed up in one word - sensational. Fully deserved the standing ovation! ***** ” Southside Advertiser, Edinburgh
Fall for the beautiful and complex world of Edith Piaf, of one of greatest French singers of all time, with a stunning mix of authentic French chanson and contemporary sounds.
Direct from sell out seasons at the 2015 Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Auckland International cabaret Festival and winner Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe 2016, this critically acclaimed show charts the tragic life of arguably the greatest French singer of all time.
Explore the undertones of Piaf's vocals and lyrics in this unique interpretation of her work though voice, acoustic guitar and the subtle layering of loop, delay and effect pedals. The songs are punctuated with a collection of extraordinary stories of Piaf’s life from the perspective of key characters, from Edith’s half-sister, her lovers and Edith Piaf herself.
70 mins | no interval | all ages
“Lior is part of a rare breed of artists that has achieved success and critical acclaim, whilst maintaining an independence and individuality.”
Share an evening with the acclaimed singer/songwriter Lior in an intimate ‘salon’ concert. Lior will be performing material from his back catalogue as well as works from his forthcoming new album.
Lior burst onto the Australian music scene in 2005 with his stunning debut album ‘Autumn Flow’. Spearheaded by This Old Love, Daniel and Autumn Flow, the album became one of the most successful independent debuts in Australian history. A swag of accolades and awards followed and a #2 on the Australian charts for his follow up album.
With support from Domini Forster.
30 min Domini, 75 min Lior | 20 min interval | all ages