Clarinet and soprano saxophone player Maryanne Piper and pianist Gabriella Smart will join forces for an international celebration of women music makers at Bundanon. Lilith Night will take place on Sunday, September 8, with gates open from 1pm and music starting from 2.30pm at the Boyd Education Centre, Riversdale.
A chance meeting in Poland brought these two acclaimed musicians together. They have collaborated to create a unique concert experience for audiences, featuring works by established and up-and-coming female composers.
Originally from Australia, Maryanne Piper studied at Queensland and Sydney conservatories of music, and later in Holland and Switzerland with the assistance of several scholarships.
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Based in Adelaide, where she hosts the concert series Soundstream, Gabriella Smart has developed a close relationship with Bundanon Trust as its 2018 Prelude composer in residence at Beaumont Cottage. This rising star of the Australian chamber music world followed her Prelude residency travelling and performing in Europe, where she connected with Piper. Together, they developed Lilith Night featuring all female composers.
"There is so much to love about the talented, vibrant, charming, Gabriella Smart and her constantly evolving and fearless vision which she follows with seemingly endless supplies of energy, passion and ideas," acclaimed musician Elena Kats Chernin said. "She is a true advocate for new work, challenging, motivating and inspiring composers to create works that have relevance not just for the music's sake but also because of the stories behind them."
Included in the evolving program are works by Piper and Smart, Elena Kats-Chernin (Aus), Issie Barratt (UK), Christina Fuchs (Germany), Eve Beglarian (USA/Armenia), Ann Southam (Canada), Sandy Evans (Aus), Linda Oh (Aus/USA), Alison Isadora (NZ/Netherlands), Li-Ying Wu (Taiwan/Denmark) and more.
Bookings essential. Tickets online $60+bf. Under 16s free. There will be on site food, coffee and bar. No BYO.
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