Angels, Dreams & Fantasies | Melbourne Youth Orchestras

There is so much potential in youth with life stretching out in front of you, ready for the taking. It’s fitting then that this program for the Melbourne Youth Orchestras would consider the highs and lows of life with inspiration from classic texts that considered life’s great questions. Aspects of humanity from passion to generosity to bravery come together in Angels, Dreams & Fantasies.

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Brahms – Ein Deutsches Requiem | The Song Company

Image by Christopher Hayles

For the first concert of the Song Company’s 2022 season themed Higher Ground, the program attempted to recreate the intimacy of a music room or a listening party with the focus on the act of listening. Brahms – Ein Deutsches Requiem encouraged listening not only for the audience of the performers but also between the performers themselves.

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The Fantastical Life of Daniel Solander: Australia’s First Swede | The Marais Project

The Marais Project has been celebrating little-known European music for over 20 years with a repertoire of folk and contemporary music incorporating the unique instrument the viola da gamba. In The Fantastical Life of Daniel Solander, the Marais Project turned their attention to the first Swedish man to step on Australian shores with the likes of Captain James Cook.

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