Allotropy! with Rosemary Ball

Forest Collective presents
Allotropy! with Rosemary Ball

UPDATE: We are absolutely gutted to announce that due to severe sickness Rosemary Ball will be unable to perform this weekend with Allotropy!
The performance will still be going ahead as planned with some minor changes.
Evan’s new work, Sirens, was originally conceived without voice and so will be performed by the quartet alone. 
Paul Stanhope’s Sea Chronicles will now be performed by the remarkable Soprano, Sian Prior.
We wish Rosemary the very best in her recovery and look forward to seeing you all on Saturday to experience the other amazing works on the program.

One of our favourites, Rosemary Ball (soprano), will join our guest ensemble Allotropy! Pop-Up String Quartet in a free concert at Brighton Town Hall, featuring Australian and world premieres including Sirens by Evan Lawson.

Rosemary Ball - soprano
Emma Hunt* - violin
Katriona Tsyrlin - violin
Beatrix Pickett - viola
Michelle John* - cello
*denotes guest musician

Dulcie HOLLAND | Salute to Jacques For string quartet 
Evan LAWSON | Sirens For string quartet, World Premiere commissioned by Allotropy! 
Thomas LARCHER | Madhares String Quartet No. 3, Australian Premiere 
Joe CHINDAMO | The Fitzroy Tales - Six Scenes for string quartet, World Premiere commissioned by Allotropy! 
Paul STANHOPE | Sea Chronicles, For soprano and string quartet 

Allotropy! is becoming a collective of string players who have expressed a keen interest in the vision of the group, hence we are now morphing into a dynamic ensemble with player rotations for different concerts. Hopefully the group will become known for surprises at each concert, whether that be quirky venues, surprise guests, ground-breaking works or modes of presentation that expand your current idea of a string quartet. For the next concert on 27th August, our two surprise guests are Emma Hunt on violin (currently touring with Melbourne Chamber Orchestra) and Michelle John (a well known freelance cellist with groups such as Orchestra Victoria and who has a keen interest in new music). Our recent workshop with Joe Chindamo on the new String Quartet he wrote for us went well into the night as we were all having such fun! We can’t wait to play stunning new works by Evan Lawson and Joe at the concert on 27th August, along with some spine tingling Paul Stanhope, truly experimental Thomas Larcher, and heartwarming Dulcie Holland who didn’t just write theory books and was a highly celebrated composer in her time! Here’s to all things new and old, and the fusion of the two! 

Saturday August 27th 2:15pm 
This is a free event
bookings required:
Bayside Arts & Culture Centre (Brighton Town Hall), Carpenter St & Wilson St, Brighton 
PTV:  Short walk from Middle Brighton Train Station (Sandringham Line, approx. 25 mins from CBD)


Katriona Tsyrlin and Rosemary Ball - photography Lucia Ondrusova

Katriona Tsyrlin and Rosemary Ball - photography Lucia Ondrusova

This program is a community art project by Evan Lawson, ‘composer in residence’ at Bayside City Council’s, Billilla Mansion Studios and in association with Bayside’s 2016 Resonance Music Series

Allotropy! with Rosemary Ball is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria

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