Photo Credit: Agatha Yim


Two years ago, Peter and I sat together and dreamed up the concept for this special little concert. Thanks to the interest of the Melbourne Recital Centre and some fabulously talented local musicians, we have the pleasure of inviting you to share an evening of music with us.

DE JAGER Arianna Meandering –  (solo horn, world premiere)

DEAN Night Window – (viola, clarinet and piano)

MONTEVERDI Lamento D’Arianna – (soprano, harp and cello)

DE JAGER Model Universes – (soprano, clarinet, bassoon, horn, viola, cello and harp, world premiere)

Taking as a starting point Monteverdi’s famous Lamento D’Arianna, the pivotal emotional moment and only surviving remnant of his second opera, we look inwards and outwards from this expression of personal human suffering. Inwards to the nocturnal terrors of Brett Dean’s Night Window; outwards to the overarching cosmic perspectives of Peter de Jager’s “Model Universes”, written especially for this occasion. This chamber song cycle blends microcosm and macrocosm, centred around the lone human voice, like Arianna, attempting to make sense of it all. Eight of Melbourne’s finest young musical personalities are brought together to collaboratively craft this musical exploration of the relationship of humanity to the seemingly unfeeling cosmos.

WHERE The Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre. Southbank.

WHEN October 21, 2014. 6pm

HOW MUCH $28/$38

TICKETS Melbourne Recital Centre box office +61 (0)3 9699 3333 or

SOPRANO Hana Crisp

PIANO Peter de Jager

CLARINET Lloyd Van’t Hoff

BASSOON Jack Schiller

VIOLA Alexina Hawkins

CELLO Anna Pokorny

HORN Georgia Ioakimidis-MacDougall

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