Butterfly Modernism – Architecture in Music – Music composed by Eve Duncan.
The concert includes a chamber piano concerto performed by Michael Kieran Harvey and excerpts from David Malouf’s new comic opera The Aspern Papers, based upon a short story by Henry James and set in Venice. Two butterfly shaped beach houses, McCraith House (1957) in Dromana by Chancellor and Patrick and Flinders House (2010) by Wood Marsh Architects are explored. Australia’s dynamic pianist Michael Kieran Harvey will premiere a concerto that explores the architecture of the Sydney Opera House and the spiritual journey of its architect Jørn Utzon. Of The Aspern papers, Malouf says it is his best libretto ever, and a playful voice emerges that is different to that of his novels and poetry. In these arias, duos and trios the architecture of Venice is incorporated, including that of Andrea Palladio, as well as the tangled maps of its alleyways.
Performed by Michael Kieran Harvey, Deborah Kayser, Justine Anderson, Jerzy Kozlowski, Dan Walker, Tristram Williams,
Johanna Selleck, Anne Gilbey, Robert Schubert, Matthew Kneale, Tom Campbell, Barrie Webb, Peter Neville, Steve Falk,
Silo String Quartet, Rebecca Scully, conducted by Timothy Phillips.
Wednesday, October 26th at 7.30 pm at the Salon of the Melbourne Recital Centre, 31 Sturt St, Southbank,Victoria.
Tickets: Phone 03 9699 3333, or online at www.melbournerecital.com.au $38, $28 (concession)