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2017

CAnberra, Paris, POperinge, HIRSON

The Healers/Les Anges Blanc

Nurse and soldier playing chess

Nurse and soldier playing chess

A POCKET OPERA ABOUT THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN WWI, HOW THEY HEALED MEN, BROKEN BY VIOLENCE, THROUGH LOVE.

The return of Simone Riksman and Andrew Goodwin in an operatic homage to the nurses of World War One.

A program of Australian premieres of works by composers who served or volunteered in the medical services, along with works by soldiers who were wounded or killed. Music by Cécile Chaminade, EJ Moeran, Joseph Boulnois, Jean Roger-Ducasse, Cecil Coles, Fernand Halphen, Reynaldo Hahn, Ivor Gurney, FS Kelly, Arthur Bliss, Nadia and Lili Boulanger plus works by Franz Schubert, and Jean Sibelius.

Cast
The Belgian Nurse – Simone Riksman soprano
The Wounded Soldier – Andrew Goodwin tenor
Maurice Jaspart – the one armed clarinettist – Tom Azoury
The Australian Nurse - Catherine McCorkill clarinet
Joseph Boulnois, French medical orderly - Christopher Latham violin
The patient Maurice Maréchal - David Pereira cello
Red Cross Volunteer – Caroline Almonte piano

The High Court of Australia Canberra October 10

Poperinge, Belgium October 19

Hirson, France October 21

The Australian Embassy, Paris October 22

Overseas cast and performers

Belgian Nurse – Simone Riksman, soprano
Wounded Belgian Soldier – Damien Top, tenor
French Nurse – Romy Bischoff, clarinet
Polish Nurse – Joanna Rezler violin
The sergent infirmier - Joseph Boulnois
Christopher Latham, conductor and director

Orchestre de Picardie

 

Canberra, Sydney, bowral, avoca beach

Monet's Flowers of War

THE LAST SHINING OF THE BELLE ÉPOQUE

Monet's Nympheas

Monet's Nympheas

A concert of projections of the World War One paintings of Claude Monet with music written during WWI by serving French composers Jean Cras, Philippe Gaubert and Maurice Ravel with works by Lili Boulanger and Claude Debussy who both died in 1918.

Bowral, Sydney, Avoca Beach in May, National Gallery of Australia Canberra, September

Jane Rutter flute
Tamara-Anna Cislowska piano
David Pereira cello
Christopher Latham Director and violin

2016

London:RACE AGAINST TIME

November 09, 2016 7:30PM

Clothworkers Hall,  Dunster Court,

Mincing Lane, London EC3R7AH

The unknown & beautiful music of F.S. Kelly, Australia’s lost composer, Balliol Music Scholarship holder, Olympic Gold medal rower for Britain, killed at the Somme.

Louise Page, soprano
Christina Wilson, mezzo-soprano
Christopher Latham, violin
Güray Başol and Tamara-Anna Cislowska, piano

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Canberra: Three Treasures

High Court Friday 21 October 7.30 pm

France, Germany, Australia each lost a musical treasure in World War 1.  Discover the stories and superb music of Claude Duboscq (1897-1938), a French soldier and later translator for the English Army, Botho Sigwart zu Eulenburg (1884 - 1915), one of Germany’s finest young composers, and Frederick Septimus Kelly (29 May 1881 – 13 Nov 1916), Australia’s greatest cultural loss in the Great War. ANZAC scholar Chris Latham brings you another moving concert in the Flowers of War Series. Not to be missed

 Louise Page soprano, Christine Wilson mezzo, Christopher Latham violin, Alan Hicks piano, Tamara-Anna Cislowska piano

Sydney: Three Treasures

St James Church, 173 King St Sydney

Sunday 23 October 3pm

France, Germany, Australia each lost a musical treasure in World War 1.  Discover the stories and superb music of Claude Duboscq (1897-1938), a French soldier and later translator for the English Army, Botho Sigwart zu Eulenburg (1884 - 1915), one of Germany’s finest young composers, and Frederick Septimus Kelly (29 May 1881 – 13 Nov 1916), Australia’s greatest cultural loss in the Great War. ANZAC scholar Chris Latham brings you another moving concert in the Flowers of War Series. Not to be missed

 Louise Page soprano, Christine Wilson mezzo, Christopher Latham violin, Alan Hicks piano, Tamara-Anna Cislowska piano

Clothworkers Hall,  Dunster Court,

Mincing Lane, London EC3R7AH

November 09, 2016 7:30PM

The unknown & beautiful music of F.S. Kelly, Australia’s lost composer, Balliol Music Scholarship holder, Olympic Gold medal rower for Britain, killed at the Somme. ( See above right for details)

Louise Page soprano, Christine Wilson mezzo, Christopher Latham violin, Alan Hicks piano, Tamara-Anna Cislowska piano

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PAris, france

Fleurs de Guerre

Vendredi 4 Novembre 2016

Musee de L'Armee

Salle Turenne, 20h00

Louise Page, soprano
Christina Wilson, mezzo-soprano
Christopher Latham, violon
Güray Başol et Tamara-Anna Cislowska, piano

 

Fremantle Festival 2016

Race Against Time

 Fremantle Town Hall,

Sunday 30 October 2016, 7 PM

Frederick Septimus Kelly - Australia's lost composer

Frederick Septimus Kelly - Australia's lost composer

 Fremantle Town Hall,

Race Against Time
Race Against Time presents the poignant times and moving music of a little known Great War soldier composer: Australian Frederick Septimus Kelly. A gold medal Olympian rower, awarded soldier, renowned pianist and brilliant composer – this performance will tell the story of how Kelly’s artistic life and work were cut short by the Great War and how he persisted with his composing before meeting his demise on the Somme.

Letters and diaries sensitively woven with the sublime music Kelly composed at war will be presented at the Fremantle Town Hall at this Western Australian exclusive event. With music performed by ARIA award-winning pianist Tamara-Anna Cislowska, soprano Louise Page and Artistic Director of the Gallipoli Symphony, Christopher Latham, the performance expresses the meaning and a narration of life under fire.

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