Principal Artist Koen van Stade and Guest Artist Neal Peres Da Costa explore the world of 19th Century vocalism in this lecture-recital that culminates with a performance of Schumann’s mighty song cycle Dichterliebe (Poet’s Love). These two leading scholar/performers provide insights into how Dichterliebe might have sounded in the decades immediately following its composition, including using a rebuilt 19th grand piano.
The Song Company and choreographer-dancer Thomas E.S. Kelly – from contemporary Indigenous dance company Karul Projects – reunite in a pageant of light and movement to Membra Jesu Nostri by Dieterich Buxtehude and I pray the sea by Australian composer Chris Williams, commissioned with funding from the Silo Collective and setting words from No Friend But the Mountains by Behrouz Boochani.
Seven singers from The Song Company working together with Elizabeth Sheppard and Sonya Holowell, Indigenous composers who are both also singers. The program is directly inspired by the principles underlying the Uluru Statement from the Heart.