Ross Edwards

Composer in focus

Ross Edwards

One of Australia’s best known composers, Ross Edwards seeks to reconnect music with elemental forces and restore such qualities as ritual, spontaneity and the impulse to dance. He is the 2010 Composer-in-Focus at Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre and will be in person at ‘the Joan’ for this special event, with many of his most loved pieces including Binyang, Laikan, Marimba Dances and Piano Trio, performed live by us. Join us for this great opportunity to hear Edwards’ works performed by Australia’s premiere new music group with introductions by the man himself.

Program

Binyang

Laikan II, III

Marimba Dances
More Marimba Dances
Ecstatic Dance
Nura – Earth Dance

Water Spirit Song
Piano Trio I

White Cockatoo Spirit Dance

Performers

Maria Lindsay (violin)
Geoffrey Gartner (cello)
Lamorna Nightingale (flute)
Jason Noble (clarinet)

Claire Edwardes (percussion
)
Bernadette Balkus (piano)

Past Performances

Penrith Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, 11am Thursday 21st October, 2010

Resources

Music resource kit here