Australian Brandenburg Orchestra SEASON BROCHURE 2015
26 years ago, creating a period music orchestra was Paul Dyer's radical way of reinvigorating Baroque music in Australia. It was a massive leap of faith.
CONCERT 1 It was with the same spirit of adventure and love of music that lead award winning British composer Max Richter to take a Baroque classic - Vivaldi's Four Seasons - and recompose it for orchestra and Moog synthesiser. The result is an extraordinary creation; a world wide phenomenon that proves what Brandenburg audiences already know: great music is constantly revealing itself to us and can flourish under radically different interpretations, whilst retaining its indestructible genius.
Swapping his harpsichord for an Apple Macintosh, Paul and guest concertmaster Brendan Joyce (solo violin) celebrate Richter's own leap of faith with the Australian premier of this audacious and wonderful work. Framed by more traditional performances of Bach's Brandenburg concerto No.3 and a concerto from Vivaldi's grand L'estro armonico, is a CPE Bach concerto for cello reimagined for the soprano saxophone. This soaring work is perfectly suited to the lyrical gifts of Australian soloist Christina Leonard, who so endeared herself to Brandenburg audiences in last year's Noel Noel! Concerts.”
CONCERT 2 In a hushed auditorium, a spotlight falls on a tightrope, high above the audience. The music begins. A figure emerges and slowly, carefully begins to cross... So begins our death-defying collaboration with Australian circus troupe, C!rca - an immersive, operatic scale performance exploring the eternal tensions between heaven and earth, the scared and profane, night and day. While the orchestra and choir perform a glorious, all French program, C!rca artists inhabit the space above and around the audience and musicians, while clever lighting effects continually transform the auditorium. Bringing together both heaven and earth is French soprano Claire Lefilliatre, whose divine voice, virtuosity and daring might be considered a high-wire act of its own. Featuring in the magnificent, large scale Te Deum by Charpentier's and more intimate works by Rameau and Lully, Lefilliatre's gifts are perfectly suited to the elegance and sophistication inherent in these French Baroque masterpieces. This exquisite music is hugely popular in Europe but seldom performed in Australia. C!rca travel the world, performing their uniquely Australian brand of circus. In their own words, “we create circus that moves the heart, mind and soul” - a manifesto that could easily be applied to the music made by the Brandenburg Orchestra.
Musica Viva Schools Program Brochure 2017
ADAM HALL AND THE VELVET PLAYERS Swingin' and Scattin'
Singer/trumpeter Adam Hall and his foot-stomping, hip-wiggling, shoulder-shaking “little big band” are the real deal. Worshiping at the altar of James Brown, Ray Charles and Harry Connick Junior, Adam and his Velvet Players have toured the world to great acclaim, and now they're back in Australia to take you on your own tour of the classic Rhythm and Blues and Jazz of the 1940s and 50s. Prepare to be swung hard through some of Adam's awesome originals, too.
AKOUSTIC ODYSSEY Journey to the Mediterranean
With a sound that speaks of glittering seas, steep rocky islands and dazzling white cliff top houses, Akoustic Odyssey are the essence of everything beautiful about life on the Mediterranean. But this ensemble of guitar, violin, cello and hand-drums are by no means stuck in the time of the ancient gods; rather, they offer a dynamic and captivating journey from the old world to the new, which touches on classical, Latin, world and rock music along the way. Akoustic Odyssey's sunny, joyful performances are a lesson in how through one culture, we can experience the world.
TIGRAMUNA Sailing the sounds of South America
The haunting, high altitude sound of the Andean bamboo flute sets the mood for this multi-sensory sweep through the music of Latin America and the Caribbean. An irresistible rhythmic pulse propels us along the journey, while a dynamic combo of flutes, guitars, bass and saxophone perfectly depict an ever changing urban culture. Led by Chilean born composer and multi-instrumentalist, Carlos Villenueva, Tigramuna weave the telling of traditional legends into their performances as a way of connecting us with the past, and show us the future by showcasing contemporary and original Latin music and inviting participation from students.
MAKUKUHAN Satu, Dua, Indonesia! Makukuhan is a dynamic mini-Gamelan orchestra, whose performances are a riot of colour and rhythm, including pitch-bending drums, mesmerising Jatayu masked dance and unbelievably rapid Javanese clapping. Gamelan is the traditional music of Bali and Java, dating back as far as the 12th century, and is so unique it has inspired and influenced classical Western composers from Claude Debussy to Benjamin Britten. Musica Viva is very excited to bring be able to bring this spiritual, percussion-based feast for the senses to Australian schools.
Sydney Mardi Gras festival brochure A GUIDE TO SYDNEY
Sydney, NSW Every journey in Sydney begins and ends with our incredible harbour. From there, the city spirals out across a series of diverse and vibrant neighbourhoods, full of incredible food, extreme natural beauty and a multicultural community of 4.6 million friendly people keen to show you a good time.
The Inner circle Take a tour of the Opera House, climb the Harbour Bridge, walk around Circular Quay to the Museum of Contemporary Art, then visit The Rocks – the oldest part of Sydney. Afterwards, take a stroll through our stunning, waterfront Botanic gardens to the Art Gallery of NSW, home to treasures of Australian Art and blockbuster touring exhibitions from around the world. Then hit Pitt St Mall, where you'll find all the big names in retail, plus plenty of unique, local surprises. Down the road, bustling Chinatown is the place for a quick meal or a lazy Sunday yum cha, and just around the corner is Darling Harbour, a playground for kids and adults alike, with easy access to the Aquarium and Maritime Museum. And for a taste of home grown theatre, head over to the Sydney Theatre Company for dinner and a show. Our Neighbourhoods Running through the middle of the glamourous eastern suburbs, Oxford street is the heart of Sydney's gay scene. The surrounding suburbs of Darlinghurst, Surry Hills and Paddington are the epicentre of Sydney's love affair with coffee, and the area is filled with unique, designer fashion stores, small galleries and an huge array of great cafes and restaurants. Nearby Centennial Park feels a million miles from the city, and inside an old tomato sauce factory, you'll find the thoroughly modern Belvoir St Theatre. The inner west plays host to the popular gay neighbourhoods of Newtown and Erskineville. Wander the length of King street and discover the more alternative side of the inner-city, with an eclectic collection of Brooklyn-style bars and restaurants, artisan food and wine, and a non-stop hipster fashion show. Redfern and the inner south are also experiencing a boom in bespoke bars and restaurants, many of them inside re-purposed warehouses and factories. And nearby Chippendale is home to the White Rabbit Gallery, an amazing private collection of contemporary Chinese art.
Our Beaches No other city in the world has such beautiful beaches so close to the centre of town. Stretching from Palm Beach in the north to the Royal National park in the south is a 100 kilometre stretch of stunning, accessible coastline. From Taylor Square, a 20 minute bus ride takes you to Bondi, Bronte, Tamarama, Clovelly or Coogee. Choose one, or take the world famous Cliff Walk and see them all. The unforgettable ferry ride from Circular Quay to Manly gives you a taste of the northern beaches, and for the chance to have a strip of our sensational sand all to yourself, take a trip down to the Royal National park.
The Fringe A few hours west of Sydney lies the pristine Blue Mountains national park. Rising to over a thousand metres at it's highest point, the park is dotted with small towns and villages, a huge array of waking trails, and a series of jaw dropping panoramas across ancient valleys. On the other side of the mountains is the Hunter Valley, home to some of the finest vineyards and wineries in Australia, and a world-class gastronomic culture to match. Both areas specialise in chic boutique hotels and home-style bed and breakfast accommodation. Further north, the Pacific Highway takes you all the way to famous Byron Bay and beyond, and to the south, the Princes Highway snakes through lush pastures and rolling hills past the pure white beaches and rugged beauty of the south coast.”
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At Hodyl and Co, we create cities people love. Because we understand what makes a city great.
Think of Tokyo, New York or Paris. A series of diverse and inclusive neighbourhoods that come together to create an overall identity greater than the sum of its parts. 24 hour amenity and ease of movement allow for a spontaneous, vibrant culture. Extraordinary public spaces sit in perfect balance with intimate, amenable living spaces. Privacy does not preclude a strong sense of community. And urban density brings with it large audiences for art, sport and culture, which in turn fosters diversity.
Hodyl + Co believes great cities like these can be created, but only if governments, developers and communities do more to make it happen. To this end, we provide industry-leading strategic advice, based on over 10 years of experience in urban design, planning policy and the implementation of evidence-based research.
We are fearless advocates for high rise developments that are inclusive and socially sustainable; for embedding arts and culture into planning and design policy; and for strong built form policies to lie at the heart of high-density urban environments.
Who we work with
Government We work with government to develop evidence-based urban design and strategic planning policy, based on our keen understanding of what people need to flourish in cities. Our research shows that as more and more people use our cities' parks and streets as their living rooms, it is crucial the quality of these open spaces be maintained; and as higher density communities are created, it is essential that those living in them maintain access to light, air and an amenable outlook.
Commercial We work with developers to create great places for people to live, and we help them to foster strong communities by providing urban design advice based on international, industry-leading thinking. We also offer strategic advice and insights into government policy objectives in order to help developers optimise their outcomes.
Community We develop a research platform with the aim of sharing information (including our own independent research), connecting academics to practitioners, and providing the general community with an explanation of complex planning issues in clear simple terms. In addition, we provide expert witness advice and peer review services for planning scheme amendments and development proposals.
Hodyl + Co Team For the past ten years, founder and managing director Leanne Hodyl has led urban policy and design projects critical to the future development of Melbourne, including structure plans for urban regeneration areas, housing policy and planning scheme amendments to revise built form controls in high-density living and working environments.
Her recent Churchill report comparing global high-density, high-rise planning and design policies was pivotal in creating a fundamental shift in the planning policy for central Melbourne.
As James Lamour-Reid, president of the Planning Institute of Australia (Victoria) said, “It is extraordinarily rare for a piece of planning research to cut through the noise and grab the attention and imagination of a whole city...”
Leanne is regularly invited to speak at urban policy conferences and lecture at universities across Australia. She is currently undertaking PhD research in RMIT’s School of Global, Urban and Social Studies investigating urban policy for high-density apartment living.
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