Seymour Centre presents

Seymour Nights

9 - 18 Sep 2021

IMPORTANT UPDATE 20 JULY 2021: These shows were originally scheduled for June then July but both have been rescheduled to September. If you are an existing ticketholder, you will be contacted by our Box Office to organise a move to the new dates or to discuss alternate next steps. If you are a new ticketbuyer interested in these shows, the new dates may be available for purchase soon, pending venue capacity restrictions.

 

Seymour Centre is proud to present its new contemporary music program, Seymour Nights, launching with live performances from some of the most vibrant voices and groups in Australian music.

Our final Seymour Nights concerts will take place throughout September in the intimate surrounds of the Sound Lounge, with a focus on local artists, new sounds and diverse works from Ensemble Offspring and Musica Viva.

An evening at Seymour Nights is the perfect way to relax after a busy day, so bring some friends, enjoy some drinks, and celebrate the return of live music with us.

Ensemble Offspring join forces with acclaimed harpist Emily Granger to unearth masterpieces from the depths of living musical imagination.

Be captivated by the long-awaited world premieres of two percussion solos, Bree van Reyk's Slipstreams and Nicole Lizée's complete Ribbon Windows, plus a brand new duet for bass clarinet and marimba by Gerard Brophy.

Granger's harp and Jason Noble's contrabass clarinet will feature in recent solos penned respectively by local legend Tristan Coelho and up-and-comer Johannes MacDonald, complemented by rousing chamber works from Nathan Daughtrey (USA), Gunnar Andreas Kristinsson (Iceland), Caleb Burhans (USA) and Australian treasure Elena Kats-Chernin.

Come and bask in our slipstream, a visual and sonic wonderland for the senses.

Program:

Nicole Lizée – Ribbon Windows A for solo percussion (2019) 6' WP

Nathan Daughtrey – Verve for bass clarinet & marimba (2018) 5'

Caleb Burhans – Once in a Blue Moon for harp & marimba (2009) 10'

Bree van Reyk – Slipstreams for solo vibraphone & objects (2021) 6’ WP

Elena Kats-Chernin - Blue Silence for bass clarinet, marimba & harp (2006) 7'

INTERVAL

Nicole Lizée – Ribbon Windows B for solo percussion (2021) 6′ WP

Tristan Coelho – In Transit for solo harp (2020) 4'

Johannes MacDonald – The Sun is Coming (a warning from Ra) for solo contrabass clarinet (2021) 12′

Gerard Brophy – Just outside Van... for bass clarinet & marimba (2021) 8' WP

Gunnar Andreas Kristinsson – PASsaCAgLia B for bass clarinet, marimba & harp (2016) 6'30

Performers:

Jason Noble (clarinets)

Claire Edwardes (percussion)

Emily Granger (harp)

Please note this concert was originally scheduled for 26 June 2021 then 16 July 2021.

Duo Histoire is one of Sydney’s finest emerging classical ensembles, always delivering fresh performances in a variety of musical styles. Their broad repertoire ranges from Argentinian tango to Spanish romantic music, from Bossa Nova standards to Classical repertoire. This unique combination of classical guitar and saxophone features award-winning musicians Murilo Tanouye and Nick Russoniello.

Since its formation in 2006, Duo Histoire has rapidly attracted the attention of audiences, appearing in music festivals and giving concerts across the country. Recently the Duo has recorded for ABC Classic FM, broadcast for Fine Music 102.5FM, performed at the Sydney Opera House for the prestigious Utzon Room Series and appeared as soloists with The Metropolitan Orchestra.

Duo Histoire will present an exciting program showcasing the diversity of the saxophone and guitar, with works by Debussy, Houghton, and Piazzolla.

Image credit: Jacquie Manning

Please note this concert was originally scheduled for 25 June 2021 then 23 July 2021.

We are a registered COVID-Safe business and we're committed to making your Seymour visit as safe and enjoyable as possible.

These shows will be open to 50% seated capacity. You may be seated next to other booking groups, so please consider your comfort levels before booking.

All patrons over 12 must wear a mask while inside our foyers and theatres. We also request patrons remain in their seats to help ensure a calm and safe experience for all.

Find out about our other COVID safety measures here.

Thu 9 Sep 8pm - 9:30pm
Sat 18 Sep 8pm - 9:30pm*

Doors open 7pm. Time includes 20 minute interval between sets.

*Partial lockout applies and photography and filming prohibited for this concert.

All tickets $25

$6 transaction fee applies.

If you are booking with a Dine & Discover voucher, please note that in line with the Dine & Discover T&Cs, only one voucher can be used per transaction. Vouchers can only be redeemed when booking online. Find out more here.

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Seymour Centre. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

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