Reflections on Gallipoli
14 - 27 March 2015
BARTÓK String Quartet No.2: Allegro molto capriccioso
KELLY Elegy for strings 'In Memoriam Rupert Brooke'
SARISÖZEN (arr. Meurant) Ҫannakale Türküsü
VINE Soliloquy (world premiere)
TRADITIONAL (arr. Meurant) Ceddin Deden
ELGAR Sospiri, Op.70
KODALLI Adagio for String Orchestra
MEHVEŞ HANIM (arr. Meurant) Kaçsam Bırakıp Senden Uzak Yollara Gitsem
TRADITIONAL (arr. Meurant) Nihavend Longa
VINE Our Sons (world premiere)
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending
Richard Tognetti Director & Violin
Neil Armfield Director
Nigel Jamieson Deviser
Sean Bacon Video Designer
Matthew Cox Lighting Designer
Taryn Fiebig Soprano
Yalin Ozucelik Actor
Nathaniel Dean Actor
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AUDIO-DESCRIBED CONCERT: SUNDAY, 15 MARCH AT SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
Maxim Boon, Limelight Magazine
"Soprano Taryn Fiebig’s impassioned delivery revealed the bitterness of this grief, writ large on the huge projection behind the ensemble. The effect was haunting and deeply, desperately moving."
Joel Carnegie, The Age
"Popular works in the repertoire bookmarked each half – Elgar’s Sospiri and Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending – offering exquisite opportunities for the orchestra to demonstrate various states of blissful contemplation, and offering space for the audience to reflect on this significant event in Australia’s history."
Murray Black, The Australian
"… while respecting its message of reconciliation, Carl Vine’s setting of Ataturk’s words in Our Sons conveyed the anguish of loss and grief with equal force, thanks to Fiebig and the ACO’s expressive performance."
Peter McCallum, The Sydney Morning Herald
"Vine contributed two works, a Soliloquy for solo violin and Our Sons, an extended vocal work which Taryn Fiebig sang with gripping, indeed devastating intensity. After an elegiac start, the piece gives way to impassioned drama underscored by anger, a gentle section to the mothers of the fallen and an austere funereal close. Fiebig also displayed superb mastery of both gritty, throaty, lower register and clear, ethereal high notes in a series of Turkish songs arranged by Cyrus Meurant."
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