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Voyage of Musical Discovery: Musical Identities

August 7 @ 6:30pm

The Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra’s Voyage of Musical Discovery series was established and designed by the late Richard Gill AO, world-renowned educator and ARCO’s founding artistic director.

‘Musical Identities’ is the third Voyage of Musical Discovery in 2023, and reveals the multiple identities of composer and performer and the links between them. Ensemble Offspring joins the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra to explore common threads in music from the past and in the latest works by Australian women composers.

The program will feature music by three distinctive Australian voices: Fiona Loader; Yuin composer and musician Brenda Gifford; and Nardi Simpson, a Yuwaalaraay writer, musician and composer. Downloadable Education Kits to accompany this program will be made available in early 2023.

$30 – $55
2 Angel Place
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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August 7, 2023




City Recital Hall
2 Angel Place
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia


$30 – $55


Fiona Loader – Lorikeet Corroboree (2015)
flute, clarinet, vibraphone

Brenda Gifford – Bardju (Footprints) (2017)
flute, bass clarinet, cello, vibraphone

Brenda Gifford – Gambambara (Seasons) (2017)
flute clarinet, cello, vibraphone

Nardi Simpson – Of Stars and Birds (2020)
flute, clarinet, vibraphone

Nardi Simpson – Burruguu (2020)
flute, clarinet, cello, vibraphone


Claire Edwardes (Artistic Director, percussion)
Lamorna Nightingale (flutes)
Georgina Oakes (clarinets)
Freya Schack-Arnott (cello)

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