31 March 2021

Canberra Symphony Orchestra - Sharing the Sky

| Shayna Siakimotu
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Deborah Cheetham AO

Deborah Cheetham AO is performing Sharing the Sky for Canberra Symphony Orchestra on Thursday 8 April. Photo: Supplied.

The first concert in the Canberra Symphony Orchestra 2021 Australian Series opens with Brenda Gifford’s Miriwa (Sky), a contemplation of the vast canopy spoken in the ancient beauty of the Yuin language. This is followed by The Moon by Peggy Polias, which charts an enigmatic course across the night sky, from new moon to waning crescent.

The program also features Deborah Cheetham’s Song for Dulka Warngiid, the fourth work in the composer’s Woven Song series. Inspired by the painting and tapestry of the same name and sung in the language of the Kayaldild people, the work transports us to the tiny Bentinck Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria. This concert culminates in a world premiere from Moya Henderson.

The details:

What: Sharing the Sky
When: Thursday 8 April 2021, 6:30 pm
Where: Atrium, National Museum of Australia
Cost: Adult $60, concession $55, under 30 $30. Tickets at Canberra Symphony Orchestra.

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