Small Wonders

Saturday 2 June 7.30pm 

Small Wonders

The New Hall, Sydney Grammar School, Yurong St, Darlinghurst

Featuring works for duos and trios only, Small Wonders highlights the talents of each of our exceptional guest artists, cellist Geoffrey Gartner, pianist Jo Allan and flautist Laura Chislett Jones.  Alongside George Crumb’s brooding Apparition and Morton Feldman’s ethereal voices and cello, there are works by Kerry Andrew, Giorgio Colombo Taccani, Julian Yu and Nicholas Vines, a recent song cycle by Katy Abbott and two new offerings - Lovely How Lives by Moya Henderson and giving voice by Elliott Gyger.  

Currently ensemble in residence at Sydney Grammar School, Halcyon is delighted to present Small Wonders in the school's spectacular New Hall, hewn out of Sydney sandstone.

Recorded for future broadcast by ABC Classic FM


Morton Feldman  voices and cello (1973)^
Giorgio Colombo Taccani  Soleil levant (1994)      
Julian Yu  Three Haiku (1987)
George Crumb  Apparition (1979)
Kerry Andrew  hammock (2008)^                                     
Katy Abbott  The Domestic Sublime Pt 2 (2011)
1. Saucer  2. Garlic  3. At the Clothesline
Elliott Gyger giving voice (2012)#
Nicholas Vines  Jury’s Din (2010)
Moya Henderson   Lovely how lives (2012)#
1. Lovely how lives  2. Or Just Miss

# World Premiere ^ Australian premiere  • Sydney premiere

Alison Morgan soprano, Jenny Duck-Chong mezzo soprano, Jo Allan piano, Geoffrey Gartner cello, Laura Chislett Jones flute/bass flute

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