Celebrate the breathtaking virtuosity of birdsong with an array of original new Australian chamber works. Songbirds features sounds both familiar and intriguing, both real and imagined, from butcherbirds to blackbirds, taking you on a sonic journey into the Australian bush.
Saturday 23 July 2022
Doors open @ 3.30pm
Four Winds Windsong Pavilion
Barragga Bay NSW 2546
General Admission $49
Access Pass holders – limited tickets available
Written especially for the members of Ensemble Offspring by the who’s who of Australian composers, and celebrating the fact that the majority are female, the program features pieces by the next generation of Australian creators, Kate Moore, Felicity Wilcox, alongside established composers including Gerard Brophy and Hollis Taylor.
The concert runs for 90mins including interval. Bar will be open for drink purchases at the start of the event and during interval.
Bookings are essential. Read more here about our venue’s Covid-19 protocols, and what to expect when you visit.
About the Artists
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Ensemble Offspring are Sydney’s musical mavericks, uniting the most innovative instrumentalists in Australia with a broad collective of collaborators to explore new ideas through living new music. Led by acclaimed percussionist Claire Edwardes OAM, the ensemble comprises a core line-up of some of Australia’s most well-regarded musicians, championing living composers and creating musical experiences that stimulate the senses and pique curiosity. Ensemble Offspring supports emerging and as-yet-unheard composers, in particular championing Australian female-identifying and First Nations artists.
Ensemble Offspring were awarded the 2019 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award as well as the State Luminary Award in the 2021 Art Music Awards for consistently high quality performances, breadth of repertoire, and commitment to collaboration for 25 years. Committed to subverting the classical music tradition with experiential concerts of living new music across genre, place and art form, Ensemble Offspring are navigating the future with open mindedness, flexibility and joy!