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Ensemble Offspring: Peninsula Summer Music Festival

January 9, 2016 @ 11:00 am

Ensemble Offspring journey to Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula for the 2016 Peninsula Summer Music Festvial, presenting two widely differing programs – a seminal early work of Philip Glass, Music with Changing Parts and a premiere show for families, bringing the Australian classic, Blinky Bill, together with contemporary sounds of the Australian landscape.

Music with Changing Parts

Manhattan, 1968. A young upstart rewrites the history of Western music – on his terms and from scratch. Philip Glass’s epic and rarely performed masterpiece, Music with Changing Parts, became a defining point for the genre now known as minimalism.

Family Concert: Blinky Bill

In a special Festival premiere for all ages, Ensemble Offspring bring the classic children’s tale of Blinky Bill to life through old-fashioned colonial folk tunes, contemporary sounds of the Australian landscape, and narrated excerpts from this bush classic about the adventures of Blinky Bill and his friends – Nutsy, Splodge, Flap, Marcia and Mr Wombat.

BlinkybillAs Blinky Bill goes on his adventures you will discover a fascinating array of new sounds made with unique percussion, keyboard and woodwind instruments. Bring along your own homemade percussion instruments to join in during the show!

(Bears of all kinds also welcome)



Date & Time

Music with Changing Parts
Saturday 9 January 2016, 7.30pm

Blinky Bill
Saturday 9 January 2016, 11am


Philip Glass – Music with Changing Parts

Blinky Bill
Ross Edwards – Flight of Sunbirds (Allegro Raggiante)
Mark Pollard – One Sweet Moment
Anne Boyd – Kakan
Ross Edwards – Marimba Dances
Peter Sculthorpe – Harbour Dreaming
Ross Edwards – Binyang
Nigel Westlake – Rare Sugar
Percy Grainger – The Gum Suckers March


Roland Peelman (keyboard)
Jason Noble (clarinet/keyboard)
Zubin Kanga (keyboard)
Claire Edwardes (percussion)
Gabi Sultana (keyboard)
Peter Knight (trumpet)
Aviva Endean (clarinet)
Tom Noonan (saxophone)
Lamorna Nightingale (flute)
James Nightingale (saxophone)

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Ensemble Offspring: Peninsula Summer Music Festival