28 January 2019

MIDSUMMA this weekend: Homophonic!

3 Shades Back
31 January to 2 February
La Mama Courthouse

Homophonic! brings the disco ball to the concert hall in three evenings of new classical music by queer composers.

Directing her eighth event,  Miranda Hill describes it as "celebrating Sapphic symphonists, homosexual harmonies, and the long and proud tradition of composers being as gay as the day is long.

Classical music has a rich heritage of LGBTQ+  musicians, performers and composers, and this concert celebrates the legacy of artists such as Tchaikovsky, Poulenc, Copland and Cage, by performing the work of 20th and 21st century queer composers, in an exciting program featuring famously gay composers alongside new Australian music."

Homophonic! 2018. Photo by Katrina Leighton

Thomas Ades, Life Story
Tansy Davies, Neon
Peter Wilson, they who fly on wings of glass
Nico Muhly, I cannot attain unto it
Naima Fine, new work
Louisa Trewartha, new work
and a fabulous encore arranged by Gemma Horbury

3 Shades Black: Jacob Abela, Merewyn Bramble, Emily Clarke, Natasha Conrau, Judith Dodsworth, Laila Engle, Phoebe Green, Karen Heath, Robin Henry, Miranda Hill, Matthew Horsely, Zachary Johnston, Jennifer Mills, Katherine Philp and Thea Rossen.
Consort of Melbourne: Leonie Thomson, Kristy Biber, Jenny George, Christopher Roache, Ben Owen, Director: Steven Hodgson.
Directed and presented by: Miranda Hill

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