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Canberra Symphony Orchestra

Musical Portraits

Thursday 1 June 2017

In what promises to be a feast for the senses, the National Portrait Gallery and the Canberra Symphony Orchestra present the inaugural Australian Series; three unique programs of cutting-edge home-grown musical composition which are curated to compliment special exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery.

The Australian Series has been conceived by Prof. Matthew Hindson AM, the brilliant Australian composer and Head of Composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, who will curate and compere each performance.  Following each hour-long concert there will be a private after-hours viewing of the feature exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. 

‘Musical Portraits’ is the second of the three Australian Series programs.  The program features baritone Michael Halliwell, clarinets by Sue Newsome and piano by David Miller. A composer uses the stave to record a person’s story in the same way a photographer uses a camera. These works are portraits created through music.

Tickets are $45, which includes both entry to the concert as well as the private after-hours viewing of the exhibition.  For more information, and to purchase tickets, please visit the Canberra Symphony Orchestra website.

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