Precious Colours | The Marais Project

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The Marais Project have been busy over the last few years preparing and recording their newest studio album Australian Monody which was launched with a concert over the weekend with the band’s central three musicians joined by two special guests.

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Tremors of Earth | The Song Company

In their second concert of the season and the one coinciding with Easter, The Song Company brought together their year’s theme Higher Ground with images of rebirth, growth, and renewal in a concert of Renaissance polyphony and new modern compositions. Fittingly, then, the concert also showcased the burgeoning talents of the company’s Apprentice Program, the up and coming voices of Australian music.

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Elysian Fields’s Fika Album Launch | Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival

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The launch of Elysian Fields’s second studio album was delayed from earlier this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, which allowed the group to coincide their launch event with the Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival. Fika is an album about precious time spent with family and friends and it builds on Elysian Fields’s strong Scandinavian influences.

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The American | Acacia Quartet

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Centred around an Antonin Dvořák “String Quintet” inspired by his time in the United States, Acacia Quartet combine three pieces from Romantic, classical, and contemporary eras for an easy-listening but wide-ranging spring concert.

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Testament | Acacia Quartet

In their 2019 return to the Independent Theatre, Acacia Quartet offered of program of tonal variety in the concert Testament. Balancing classic string composers against untested contemporary pieces made for an afternoon of pleasant playing and peppery moments.

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