Taking flight - Gigs at Grainger 2

Genevieve Lacey - Curator/Performer (Recorder)
Paul Kildea - Conductor

Please note date change to Season 2017 brochure: now Sat 21 Oct


“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything...” Plato


Inspired by the song of the Pied Butcherbirds of Central Australian deserts to the Whooper Swans of the Arctic Circle, Genevieve Lacey creates a listening experience that collapses time and expands our sense of space. From Jean-Féry Rebel’s 18th-century depiction of chaos preceding creation, through to the World Premiere of Hollis Taylor’s Absolute Bird, this is a lyrical program of poetic imaginings.


Music also includes Vivaldi’s aerial feats for a stratospherically high recorder in his Recorder Concerto in C, Einojuhani Rautavaara's chillingly beautiful Cantus Arcticus and Erkki-Sven Tüür’s imagined vision of an Australian landscape Whistles and Whispers from Uluru.

Watch Video

Genevieve Lacey plays recorder with the TSO at MONA's Synaesthesia 2014
Heard This and Thought of You presents music written across half a millennium and two hemispheres, performed by James Crabb (classical accordion) and Genevieve Lacey (recorders).
Einojuhani Rautavaara's astonishing Concerto for Birds and Orchestra “Cantus Arcticus”, Op. 61

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  • Sat 21 Oct, 2017 8:00pm


A Reserve
  • Adult $40.00
  • Child $40.00

2017 subscriptions are still available. Contact ASO on 08 8233 6243 to subscribe to three or more 2017 concerts

This concert can be added as an extra to an eligible ASO subscription*.


*An eligible subscription is three or more concerts from Master Series, Great Classics, Showcase or Romeo & Juliet. Subscribers gain access to ticket discounts, and special subscriber benefits.

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