Evergreen Ensemble

Evergreen Ensemble

October 6, 2018, 8:00 pm

Blue Mountains Theatre

After a magnificent concert program at the Blue Mountains Theatre in 2016, the acclaimed Evergreen Ensemble returns to present their stunning new concert of baroque and folk music entitled Snow in Summer.

Evergreen Ensemble pays homage to the music of the windswept landscapes of the Scottish Highlands and Isles, as well exploring their Scandinavian ties.   Scottish baroque music as you’ve never heard it before, arranged for electric viola da gamba, celtic harp, baroque violin, theorbo and the angelic voice of Claire Patti.  Audiences will be enraptured by the ancient vocal and instrumental melodies interspersed  with new compositions inspired by these beautiful rugged northern landscapes.

Featuring four exceptional female musicians, the ensemble comprises – Shane Lestideau on baroque violin; Samantha Cohen on theorbo and baroque guitar;  Claire Patti with Celtic harp and voice; and Jenny Eriksson on acoustic and electric viola da gamba. The October 2018 tour is also an album launch of a studio recording of the Snow in Summer repertoire.

Winter is a time of solitude, but also of festivity and story-telling. This program gives us the space to reflect on the passing of time, the seasons, memories and loves lost, and connections to the land. Alongside 18th Century  sonatas you’ll hear arrangements of folk songs – sparse, ambient string textures, plucked notes resonating like stars in a clear nights sky, a voice soaring high above.

Inspired by the beauty of this repertoire which blends baroque and folk music idioms, Evergreen Ensemble has commissioned a series of sonatas entitled Australian Seasons, one of which will be premiered at this concert. Written by young Sydney-based composer Alice Chance, it explores a new genre of Australian baroque music written in the 21st Century.  For more information visit: www.evergreen-ensemble.com.

Evergreen Ensemble:  Snow In Summer

Saturday 6 October, 8pm
Tickets: Adult $35, Concession $32

A one off Booking fee of $3.30 (for service and handling) applies per transaction; this is regardless of the number or value of items purchased.

Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office, on 4723 5050 or online.