Versatile Australian vocalist Lior joined the MSO to premiere Forever Singing Winter into Spring,
the culmination of Ade Vincent’s series of breakthrough compositions as
the MSO’s 2018 Young Composer in Residence. This piece combines the
grandeur of live orchestra with the contrast of electronics, to
represent the changing seasons and the hope of new life in spring.
This special event was also the world premiere of MSO 2019 Cybec Young Composer in Residence Mark Holdsworth’s latest pieceCri de coeur.
Across the first week of May the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, in
partnership with Melbourne Recital Centre and Metropolis New Music
Festival Education Partner, Monash University, focused on the work of
Dutch master Louis Andriessen, whose 80th birthday is celebrated this
year. The program also includes pieces by composers who were
Andriessen’s pupils, Missy Mazzoli’sSinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres) and Julia Wolfe’sThe Vermeer Room.
The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra were guided by UK-based
conductor and arranger Clark Rundell, who has also collaborated with
Andriessen, in bringing these intricate and demanding works to life in
Melbourne. Rundell describes his working relationship with Andriessen as
“the most important of my musical life”.
“He taught me more about music in ten trips to his flat than I had
learned from anyone in years. To share this great music with you means
so very much to me. It has everything – beauty, poetry, fire, irony and
humour – like the man himself,” Rundell said.
Metropolis was presented in association with Melbourne Recital
Centre and the Metropolis New Music Festival Education Partner, Monash