Music from the Pacific

Celebrating Australian Music presents a wonderful programme exploring the riches of Australian Art Song on 25 October as part of the London Song Festival…

Soprano Samantha Crawford

‘Great venue, inspired programme and sublime performances all round’
Ann Holme, actress

Australian singers Samantha Crawford, winner of the Wagner Society Singing Competition and Berliner International Competition, and Victoria Hodgkinson, Kohn Bach Scholar at Royal Academy of Music will be performing songs composed by Roy Agnew, Don Banks, Brett Dean, Wendy Hiscocks and others.

Victoria Hodgkinson from Revolution Arts on Vimeo.

Australian literature also features with David Martin’s description of an outback Australian Christmas. Alongside there will also be readings for Michael Leunig’s popular texts both witty and wise read by actress Ann Holme. These have also been set to music in Brett Dean’s Poems and Prayers.

Samantha and Victoria will be joined by pianist Wendy Hiscocks and Chi-Yu Mo, co-principal clarinettist with the London Symphony Orchestra and professor at the Royal Academy of  Music.

Music from the Pacific

Friday 25 October, 7pm
St George’s Hanover Square, 2A Mill St, Mayfair, London W1S 1FX
Tickets: £15 to £20

Don Banks
Five North Country Folk Songs
Margaret Sutherland
Three Songs for voice & clarinet 
Wendy Hiscocks
The Champa Flower; The End (from Mother & Child)
The Twenty-ninth Bather 
Bush Christmas
Brett Dean
Poems and Prayers:
Literature; A Child is a Grub; Prayer I Equality; Prayer II plus Leunig recited by Ann Holme
Horace Keats
The Orange Tree
Brennan Keats
Moons as big as Mountains
Roy Agnew
No. 2 from Songs without words
Isaac Nathan arr. Hiscocks
The Aboriginal Father
The Eagle Chief

Samantha Crawford soprano
Victoria Hodgkinson mezzo soprano
Chi-Yu Mo clarinet
Wendy Hiscocks piano
Ann Holme actress

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