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  • IN SONG - SCO at The Church series

    IN SONG - SCO at The Church series

    Sat June 12, Sat June 19, Sat June 26, Sat July 3 2021
    Location:
    9 Mitchell Rd, Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia
    FREE
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    IN SONG - Sydney Chamber Opera at The Church,

    Experience a month in the company of icons of sung modernism when Sydney Chamber Opera presents IN SONG:

    A recital-installation series of four artsong programs tracing a journey from the dawn of musical expressionism to a diverse clutch of Australian and world premieres, illustrating where the form has found itself in the 21st century.

    SCO's adventurous and virtuosic singers Emily Edmonds, Anna Fraser, Simon Lobelson and Jane Sheldon will find common threads between composers, eras, styles and continents to craft a rare and comprehensive overview of the scintillating art of modern song.

    Inside an evocative installation by artist Elizabeth Gadsby, these singers will illuminate a body of work indispensable to the artistic story of the 20th and 21st centuries.

    Think artsong begins and ends at Schubert? Let IN SONG show you its recent past, present and future.

     

Past Events

  • Tangents - 3rd June 6:30 pm

    Tangents - 3rd June 6:30 pm

    2021-06-03T08:30:00.134Z-2021-06-03T09:30:00.134Z
    Location:
    49 O'Connor St, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia
    FREE
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    Tangents - 3rd June 6:30 pm

    Swiftly following a new single release on legendary New York label Temporary Residence Ltd, unique Sydney ensemble Tangents come to Phoenix Central Park.

    Witness Tangents unfurl a set of improvised moods that reflect the uniqueness of the Phoenix. Skittering jazz drums meet beat-laden electronic alchemy with glittering piano and warm cello. Aural illusions feed the mind with artistry to buoy the soul.

    “Free floating new jazz…absolutely mind-blowing, it really is just wild, isn’t it?” Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC Music.

    “...you’re sucked inside a sound world where organic and robotic elements cohabit with improbable collegiality” John Shand’s review of Timeslips in the Sydney Morning Herald.

  • Tangents - 3rd June 8:15 pm

    Tangents - 3rd June 8:15 pm

    2021-06-03T10:15:00.134Z-2021-06-03T11:15:00.134Z
    Location:
    49 O'Connor St, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia
    FREE
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    Tangents - 3rd June 8:15 pm

    Swiftly following a new single release on legendary New York label Temporary Residence Ltd, unique Sydney ensemble Tangents come to Phoenix Central Park.

    Witness Tangents unfurl a set of improvised moods that reflect the uniqueness of the Phoenix. Skittering jazz drums meet beat-laden electronic alchemy with glittering piano and warm cello. Aural illusions feed the mind with artistry to buoy the soul.

    “Free floating new jazz…absolutely mind-blowing, it really is just wild, isn’t it?” Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC Music.

    “...you’re sucked inside a sound world where organic and robotic elements cohabit with improbable collegiality” John Shand’s review of Timeslips in the Sydney Morning Herald.

  • Intimate Acts: Jacqui Dark - 7:30PM - 13 May

    Intimate Acts: Jacqui Dark - 7:30PM - 13 May

    2021-05-13T09:30:00.020Z-2021-05-13T10:30:00.020Z
    Location:
    49 O'Connor St, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia
    FREE
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    Jacqui Dark (Intimate Acts) - 7:30PM - 13 May

    Jacqui Dark’s career has encompassed opera, musical theatre and cabaret, and she has graced stages ranging from The Sydney Opera House and Vienna State Opera to The Famous Spiegeltent.

    For her Phoenix debut, she has chosen songs close to her heart.

    Jacqui draws from her two critically acclaimed cabaret shows Le Grand Jacques, celebrating the songs of Jacques Brel, and Take This Longing, a poignant exploration of all we long for and all we long to leave behind.

    Complementing these are songs that have been specially selected and created by Jacqui and her musical director Daryl Wallis to respond to the unique architecture and stunning acoustic of the Phoenix space.

    From the gritty realism of Brel’s Amsterdam to the operatic yearnings of Kate Miller-Heidke’s Where and the mysterious weavings of Kurt Weill’s Youkali, no soul will be left untouched.

     

  • Intimate Acts: CXLOE - 7:30PM - 6 May

    Intimate Acts: CXLOE - 7:30PM - 6 May

    2021-05-06T09:30:00.020Z-2021-05-06T10:30:00.020Z
    Location:
    49 O'Connor St, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia
    FREE
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    Intimate Acts: CXLOE - 7:30PM - 6 May

    Join multi-award winning saxophonist Jeremy Rose and an intimate version of the Earshift Orchestra featuring Novak Manoljovic (piano/keyboards), Tully Ryan (drums) and Ben Carey (modular synthesiser) for a set of spontaneous music - a fully improvised set exploring the infinite possibilities of music expression with zero gravity.

    Rose is at the forefront of an exciting renaissance of Australian jazz and adventurous music. He has performed throughout Australia, Europe and the UK, and his groundbreaking collaboration with drummers Simon Barker, Chloe Kim, Disruption: The Voice of Drums premiered at the 2021 Sydney Festival to wide acclaim.

    As founder of the record label Earshift Music, Rose has fostered a community of creative musicians throughout Australasia which NYC Jazz Records describes as “representing the future of Australian music... hell bent on pushing the very definition of jazz.”

    Photo credit: Sheshanka Samarajiwa

  • Intimate Acts: KYE - 8:15PM

    Intimate Acts: KYE - 8:15PM

    2021-05-27T10:15:00.334Z-2021-05-27T11:00:00.334Z
    Location:
    49 O'Connor St, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia
    FREE
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    Intimate Acts: KYE - 8:15PM

    Following the release of her new single ‘Sometimes’, Zimbabwean-born, London-raised and Naarm/Melbourne-based artist KYE is bringing her live show to Sydney and Melbourne in May.

    Taking influence from the likes of Kehlani, Solange and NAO, KYE’s modern take on R&B influenced pop music is fuelled by her formidable songwriting, timeless vocal and finely curated selection of cross-genre collaborators.

    KYE has been patiently working within the Australian music scene, performing and writing with some of the country's most talented artists including Sampa The GreatGenesis OwusuRuelMeg MacJessica MauboyBilly Davis and more.

  • Intimate Acts: KYE -6:30PM

    Intimate Acts: KYE - 6:30PM

    2021-05-27T08:30:00.334Z-2021-05-27T09:30:00.334Z
    Location:
    49 O'Connor St, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia
    FREE
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    Intimate Acts: KYE - 6:30PM

    Following the release of her new single ‘Sometimes’, Zimbabwean-born, London-raised and Naarm/Melbourne-based artist KYE is bringing her live show to Sydney and Melbourne in May.

    Taking influence from the likes of Kehlani, Solange and NAO, KYE’s modern take on R&B influenced pop music is fuelled by her formidable songwriting, timeless vocal and finely curated selection of cross-genre collaborators.

    KYE has been patiently working within the Australian music scene, performing and writing with some of the country's most talented artists including Sampa The Great, Genesis Owusu, Ruel, Meg Mac, Jessica Mauboy, Billy Davis and more.

  • Intimate Acts: Jeremy Rose & The Earshift Orchestra: Project Infinity - 7:30PM

    Intimate Acts: Jeremy Rose & The Earshift Orchestra: Project Infinity - 7:30PM

    2021-04-29T09:30:00.020Z-2021-04-29T10:30:00.020Z
    Location:
    49 O'Connor St, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia
    FREE
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    Intimate Acts: Jeremy Rose & The Earshift Orchestra: Project Infinity - 7:30PM

    Join multi-award winning saxophonist Jeremy Rose and an intimate version of the Earshift Orchestra featuring Novak Manoljovic (piano/keyboards), Tully Ryan (drums) and Ben Carey (modular synthesiser) for a set of spontaneous music - a fully improvised set exploring the infinite possibilities of music expression with zero gravity.

    Rose is at the forefront of an exciting renaissance of Australian jazz and adventurous music. He has performed throughout Australia, Europe and the UK, and his groundbreaking collaboration with drummers Simon Barker, Chloe Kim, Disruption: The Voice of Drums premiered at the 2021 Sydney Festival to wide acclaim.

    As founder of the record label Earshift Music, Rose has fostered a community of creative musicians throughout Australasia which NYC Jazz Records describes as “representing the future of Australian music... hell bent on pushing the very definition of jazz.”

  • Intimate Acts: Thandi Phoenix - 7:30PM

    Intimate Acts: Thandi Phoenix - 7:30PM

    2021-04-22T09:30:00.141Z-2021-04-22T10:30:00.141Z
    Location:
    49 O'Connor St, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia
    FREE
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    Intimate Acts: Thandi Phoenix - 7:30pm show

    The Sydney based singer-songwriter has been touted as one of Australia's most promising up and comers, with
    songs that blend pop with electronica and dance. Her powerhouse vocal and prowess as an artist has seen her
    collaborate with other well-established acts such as Rudimental, Sigma, Dan Caplen & Cassian.

  • Opus Beethoven @ The Church - 7:30PM

    Opus Beethoven @ The Church - 7:30PM

    2021-04-18T09:30:00.920Z-2021-04-18T10:30:00.920Z
    Location:
    9 Mitchell Rd, Alexandria NSW 2015
    FREE
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    Opus Beethoven @ The Church - 7:30PM

    Join multi award-winning performers Vatche Jambazian (Piano), Thibaud Pavlovic-Hobba (Violin),  Thomas Rann (Cello) and Alys Daroy (Stage) in an intimate celebration of one of the world’s greatest composers. This immersive experience set in the inspiring space of The Church unites Beethoven’s transcendental works with key moments of his loves, losses and enduring legacy.

    Programme:  

    Piano Sonata Op.27 Nr.1 Quasi una fantasia (13 mins)

    Piano Trio Op.97 Archduke (40 mins)

    Run Time: 1 hour, no interval

  • Opus Beethoven @ The Church - 5:30pm

    Opus Beethoven @ The Church - 5:30pm

    2021-04-18T07:30:00.920Z-2021-04-18T08:30:00.920Z
    Location:
    9 Mitchell Rd, Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia
    FREE
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    Opus Beethoven @ The Church - 5:30pm

    Join multi award-winning performers Vatche Jambazian (Piano), Thibaud Pavlovic-Hobba (Violin),  Thomas Rann (Cello) and Alys Daroy (Stage) in an intimate celebration of one of the world’s greatest composers. This immersive experience set in the inspiring space of The Church unites Beethoven’s transcendental works with key moments of his loves, losses and enduring legacy.

    Programme:  

    Piano Sonata Op.27 Nr.1 Quasi una fantasia
    (13 mins)

    Piano Trio Op.97 Archduke (40 mins)

    Run Time: 1 hour, no interval

  • Phoenix presents: Church on Sunday 3

    Phoenix presents: Church on Sunday 3

    2021-03-28T03:00:00.828Z-2021-03-28T04:00:00.828Z
    Location:
    9 Mitchell Rd, Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia
    FREE
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    Dreambox Collective at the Church

    As intercultural musicians bridging diverse musical worlds, this program reflects interweaving pathways to healing and greater connection through celebration, grief and creating anew. Traditional Chinese pieces evoke the festivities of Lunar New Year amidst chaos and grief, while new works that we’ve created as a collective are similarly joyous (“We’ll Be Back Shortly” for solo piano) and reflective (“Nightlight”, for poet and pianist – available in full as a multimedia artwork presented online).

    The program concludes with the world premiere of “Gateway to Paradise”, a celebration of Chinese and Western sound worlds, written for soloists on traditional Chinese instruments (dizi – flute and pipa – lute) and Western string quartet. The timeliness of this piece being recorded at this moment in history is significant and brings a message of hope in what has been a tumultuous year in global relationships between China and the West.

    About Us

    Dreambox Collective is a Sydney-based group of diverse musicians, composers, sound artists, improvisers and visual artists. Led by cross-cultural flautist and Artistic Director Chloe Chung, the collective creates in the spaces between art and social justice issues. They curate unique concert experiences partnering with local charities to amplify their work, commissioning new pieces written by our emerging composers and artists. Dreambox Collective’s debut concert series “What I Know About Love” was held in 2020 across a variety of live and online formats. More info about our upcoming concerts, and access to our multimedia projects are available at www.thedreamboxcollective.com.au

    Dreambox Collective Artists

    Chloe Chung (dizi, “Nightlight” poetry)

    John Jing Dao Ling (pipa)

    Pavle Cajic (piano, composer of “Gateway to Paradise”)

    Carlo Antonioli (composer of “We’ll Be Back Shortly” and “Nightlight”)

    Guest string quartet

    Amanda Chen (violin)

    Dominic Azzi (violin)

    Freyja Meany (viola)

    Fiona Cheng (cello)

  • Intimate Acts 7 - 8:15PM SHOW

    Intimate Acts 7 - 8:15PM SHOW

    2021-03-24T08:15:00.552Z-2021-03-24T09:00:00.552Z
    Location:
    49 O'Connor St, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia
    FREE
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    Intimate Acts 7 - 8:15PM SHOW

    Phoenix is hosting "Intimate Acts", a season of secret shows featuring fresh local talent. Spaces are limited and performances are unique.

    Intimate | Dark | Emotive

    A person you met in a passing interaction. A stranger that doesn’t feel like one. Laughing at a joke that wasn’t told for you.

    Think of love, and the million things that can mean. How overwhelming it is to be loved and understand it. The hope and heartbreak of living within it.

    A feeling, deeply held, is elevated in the sharing. There is magic in the middle. listen for it.

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