An Art Song Festival à la Con

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The Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s Collaborative Piano and Vocal Units will deliver four fulfilling days of art song recitals and lectures. This great ode to voice and piano is sponsored by the Attendants Guild of NSW, Wirripang PTY. LTD and the Schubert Society of Sydneyand conducted by Jeanell Carrigan, associate professor of collaborative piano at the Conservatorium.

“Art Song” comes from the term “lied” (plural: lieder) in the German musical tradition. This genre refers to classical compositions of “poetry set to music” intended to be performed by singers with a corresponding instrument (in this case, the piano).

Audiences will be lavished with musical performances showcasing the complex relationship between poetry and music – from Korean art songs, interpretations of works by canonical poets like Samuel Coleridge Taylor and Judith Wright, to a special appearance by the composer world famous George Palmer and much more. The culturally diverse lineup includes veteran pianists and singers, teaching staff and friends of the Con, including Barry Ryan, Anke Hὅppner-Ryan, David Greco, Simon Lobelson, Narelle Yeo, David Howie and David Miller, who are very acclaimed both locally and abroad.

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