Critical Acclaim

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“World New Music Days’ resident musicians Ensemble Offspring took over with chamber music from Canada, Denmark, France and the Antipodes. The first work, Bruce Crossman’s Not Broken Bruised Reed, quickly established just how good these musicians are. The performers played not just efficiently but with real style and charisma, making newborn works all their own.”

Harriet Cunningham, Sydney Morning Herald (ISCM World New Music Days)

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“This program, conducted by Roland Peelman explored this approach with considerable intellectual and musical subtlety. The last section, in which James Cuddeford heroically reached further and further into the violin’s screeching territory before pealing away in carefully measured arpeggios, illustrated the thrilling perils of thinking chords from the stars down.”

Peter McCallum, Sydney Morning Herald (13 Colours)

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“Considerable intellectual and musical subtlety.”

Peter McCallum, Sydney Morning Herald

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Sydney Morning Herald’s annual review of classical music, Ensemble Offspring and The Song Company’s production “Cage Uncaged” was listed in the top 5 classical concerts of 2007 (the other 4 were presented by the Sydney Symphony and Opera Australia).

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