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Simone Slattery and Anthony Albrecht

Ticket Information

  • Adult: $45.00 each
  • Concession: $40.00 each
  • FT student: $20.00 each
  • U18: $5.00 each
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  • Sun 21 Jul 2024, 3:00pm–4:30pm


All Ages

Don't miss this iconic cinematic concert celebrating Australia's birds.
Sunday, July 21st, 3-4:30pm | Government House Ballroom, Perth
Tickets: Adults $45, Concession $40, Students $20, U18 $5

Performed more than 100 times in sold out halls across Australia and internationally, Where Song Began is a celebration of songbirds. Described as "spectacular" by Limelight Magazine in a 5-star review, the 50-minute program includes music spanning 300 years, from Johann Heinrich Schmelzer and J.S. Bach to Arvo Pärt and new commissions, enhanced by a film of evocative visual projections and an immersive soundscape.

"A delicate and beautiful fusion"
"Like being sung to by the country"

About the performers:
The Bowerbird Collective makes art for nature. Their work has received international acclaim, and their ARIA-nominated albums of threatened bird, frog and mammal calls, 'Songs of Disappearance', reached the top of the ARIA Album Charts ahead of Adele, ABBA and Ed Sheeran. Violinist Simone Slattery was a 2019 Churchill Fellow, received a PhD in Music Performance from the University of Adelaide and performs regularly with Australia's finest ensembles. Cellist Anthony Albrecht was Australia's first graduate of The Juilliard School's Historical Performance program and enjoys an international performance career.
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Arvo Pärt - Fratres for solo violin, 1977
Sarah Hopkins - Reclaiming the Spirit, 1993
Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending, 1917
Chris Williams - bird, songs, seas, 2017
Ross Edwards - Ecstatic Dance No.2, 1990
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer - Cucu Sonata, 1664
J.S. Bach - Prelude from Cello Suite No.1, c.1720
David Lang - Anthochaera carunculata (Red Wattle Bird), New Commission, 2017
Ngarra Burra Ferra - Traditional Indigenous hymn
50 minutes without interval, followed by a Q&A.
A percentage of proceeds from this concert will support the Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre.

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