• Melbourne Recital Centre (map)
  • 31 Sturt Street
  • Southbank, VIC, 3006
  • Australia

PLEXUS traces the parallels between diverse reminiscences of youthful memories. Extraordinary soprano Merlyn Quaife collaborates in a performance of Stefan Cassomenos’ world premiere arrangement of Knoxville: Summer of 1915 by Samuel Barber. Drawing comparisons with this idyllic picture of childhood nostalgia, Sebastian Currier’s Verge takes its inspiration from one of Schumann’s Scenes from Childhood, “Almost too serious”, pushing at the edges of aesthetic boundaries. Presented alongside are three world premieres from the freshest new voices of Australian composition.

featuring PLEXUS
• Monica Curro (violin)
• Philip Arkinstall (clarinet)
• Stefan Cassomenos (piano)
with guest artist Merlyn Quaife (soprano)

Program

Samuel Barber   Knoxville: Summer of 1915 Op.24 (1947)
Sebastien Currier   Verge (1997)
Connor D'Netto   small, round, strangely furry, with spots, stripes and other patterns (world premiere)
Catherine Likhuta   new work (world premiere)
Peggy Polias   new work (world premiere)

Tickets: $50 adults / $40 concession
(Two-concert package: $85 adults / $68 Concession)