Thursday, February 25, 2010

News recent and upcoming

The Resurgence Band - having featured in Sydney's inaugural Walsh Bay Jazz Festival earlier this month - has a two-night season at Sydney's new 505 venue Fri Feb 26 and Sat Feb 27. 505 is at 280 Cleveland St Surry Hills (cnr. Perry and Cleveland Streets, enter via Cleveland St) and the performances start at 9pm. Tickets are $18/$12 at the door. Having relinquished its underground status and moving to a new premises in Surry Hills, 505 - an initiative of extraordinary bassist Cameron Undy and his partner Kerri - now offers a bar and good food. We'll be premiering two new compositions of mine at these shows and only 9 months after the release of our CD Tell It Like It Is we now have an entirely new repertoire which we will record for CD in June. You can download a free preview recording of one of the new songs made by the ABC here.

In other news on Saturday March 20 in the Sir John Clancy Auditorium at the University of NSW my Sextet for strings will be premiered in the opening concert in the the 2010 subscription season by the Australia Ensemble, performed by members of the internationally-renowned Goldner String Quartet with guest artists Yvette Goodchild (viola) and Nathan Waks (cello). More information and bookings here. This piece was commissioned by the University of Melbourne by the 2007 Albert H. Maggs Composition Award.

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