Ensemble Offspring: Birdsong at Dusk
ENSEMBLE OFFSPRING | AUSTRALIA
12 JANUARY Q Station, Manly $89 + BF 60 MINS
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  • Sun 12 Jan at 5.00pm
    Sun 12 Jan at 8.00pm

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  • General Admission Full Price – $89
    + booking fee
Ensemble Offspring: Birdsong at Dusk
ENSEMBLE OFFSPRING | AUSTRALIA

Twilight. French doors open onto the harbour, as birdsong drifts in on the summer breeze. Inside the old Quarantine Station, flute, clarinet and percussion take inspiration from the weird and wonderful sounds of the Australian bush. The setting is intimate and the music personalised – everything on the program was written especially for Ensemble Offspring.

Most concerts take place in insulated spaces, but this one invites nature inside, celebrating the breathtaking virtuosity of birdsong with sounds both familiar and unexpected. Perhaps you’ll hear a pied butcher bird, a blackbird, a magpie or a frenzied flock of rainbow lorikeets, even a nightingale.

Gerard Brophy’s latest trio, Beautiful Birds, features the cheeky mimicry of the lyrebird, the wistful elegance of the flamingo and the quivering soul of the hummingbird. It is joined by beguiling music from the next generation of Australian composers in a transporting program to welcome in the dusk.

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Important Info
Complete Lockout - Latecomers will not be admitted
Cast and Credits

Ensemble Offspring
Lamorna Nightingale (Flutes)
Jason Noble (Clarinets)
Claire Edwardes (Percussion) 

Program
Gerard Brophy – Beautiful Birds
Fiona Loader – Lorikeet Corroboree
Kate Moore – Blackbird Song
Hollis Taylor & Jon Rose – Bitter Springs Creek
Felicity Wilcox – Yurabirong
Claire Edwardes – Screechers And Sorrows

12 JANUARY
$89 + BF
60 MINS
“The concert [left] the listener with a sense of the beauty of the world and its fragility”
The Sydney Morning Herald
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