with Claire Edwardes (percussion) and Aura Go (piano)
In this concert of contrasts, two biblical women, Eve and Jezebel are given voice at the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival. Fauré’s luminous setting of Belgian poet Charles Van Lerberghe’s poems captures both ancient and modern worlds in its impressionistic evocation of anxious rapture. For the world première of Andrew Ford’s No One Could Relax around Jezebel (commissioned by Julian Burnside), Jane is joined by Australia’s finest percussionist Claire Edwardes in this sparkling setting of poems by Canadian poet Anne Carson.
Eric DUDLEY, Conductor
Jane SHELDON, Soprano
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
This concert is presented as part of the Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music.
From BIFEM: For the second half of their BIFEM residency, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s Saturday night programme features two rarely-performed iconic 20th century North American pieces: Morton Feldman’s intimate portrait and homage For Samuel Beckett and Canadian composer Claude Vivier’s hauntingly beautiful Lonely Child, sung by the extraordinary Australian soprano Jane Sheldon, under the baton of USA Conductor Eric Dudley.
Don’t miss out on being part of the audience for both ASO concerts, which will be broadcast live by ABC Classic FM for the first time from the Ulumbarra Theatre.
The Resonant Bodies Festival returns to Australia on August 31 & September 1 in Sydney! Presented in partnership with Carriageworks and Sydney Chamber Opera and co-directed by Jane Sheldon and Jessica Aszodi.
Vocal artists: Ariadne Greif (USA), Sonya Holowell (Australia) 2018 Emerging Artist, Sofia Jernberg (Sweden), Deborah Kayser (Australia), Mitchell Riley (Australia), and Rully Shabara (Indonesia). More info here.
Last Words was composed for Jane Sheldon and Seraphim Trio by Andrew Ford and features the final poems, letters and diary entries of some of history’s most iconic figures. At this event, part of the Canberra Writers Festival, Andrew Ford and Jane O'Dwyer discuss the creation of the piece. The conversation will be followed by a performance of the work by Jane, Tor Frømyhr (violin), David Pereira (cello) and Edward Neeman (piano).
Composing Women is professional development program aimed at fostering and empowering women composers, led by composer Liza Lim out of the University of Sydney’s Conservatorium of Music. Jane will be working with Sydney Chamber Opera in collaboration with NIDA to workshop pieces by Josephine Macken, Peggy Polias, Georgia Scott, and Bree van Reyk.