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In this concert, the oud, the harpsichord and the recorder receive a modern-day makeover by internationally acclaimed masters of contemporary music.

Rising star of British music scene, Anna Meredith presents the Australian premiere of her compelling and hypnotic Origami Songs. Composed for Dutch recorder phenomenon, Erik Bosgraaf and scored for strings, harpsichord, clarinet, trombone and percussion, with each song based on three sets of folds, the foundation of classic origami structure, such as bird, kite and frog.

Ligeti, Bach, Vivaldi and the Recorder Concerto from Willem Jeths also feature on the program, alongside two of the finest contributions from the Cybec 21st Century Composers Program – The Secret Motion of Things by Ade Vincent and Singular Movement by Connor D'Netto - giving Melbourne the chance to hear the talent of the next generation before they shoot off to international stardom. (Read our blog posts here, here, and here)

This is a rare display of talent – be there!

Ligeti - Passacaglia ungherese
Bach - Harpsichord Concerto No.6
Vincent - The Secret Motion of Things WORLD PREMIERE
Jeths - Recorder Concerto AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
D'Netto - Singular Movement WORLD PREMIERE
Vivaldi - Violin Concerto in A minor (transribed for oud)
Meredith - Origami Songs AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

Brett Kelly, conductor
Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord/conductor
Erik Bosgraaf, recorder
Joseph Tawadros, oud

Pre-concert Talk 
Hosted by MSO Assistant Principal 2nd Violin, Monica Curro, the pre-concert talk will take place at 7pm in the Melbourne Recital Centre Foyer.