Resonant Bodies Festival
7:30 PM19:30

Resonant Bodies Festival

World premiere of poem for a dried up river, a setting of a poem by British poet Alice Oswald, presented at New York’s Resonant Bodies Festival. Performed and composed by Jane Sheldon.

With Sarah Brailey, soprano / William Lang, trombones & conch shell / Adrianne Munden-Dixon, violin / Hannah Levinson, viola / Julia Henderson, cello / Caitlin Cawley, percussion / Jess Tsang, percussion / Jeffrey Gavett, conductor

Elizabeth Gadsby: designer and co-creator

Benjamin Carey: sound design

Danielle Micich: choreographic consultant

Read more about the background to the poem here.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Image: Carole Raddato

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Oscar and Lucinda
to Aug 3

Oscar and Lucinda

Opera in two acts

Music by Elliott Gyger
Libretto by Pierce Wilcox
after the novel by Peter Carey

World premiere

A co-production and co-commission of Sydney Chamber Opera, Opera Queensland and Victorian Opera

She is an orphaned proto-feminist industrialist; he believes he is touched by God. They have nothing in common- except their maddening addiction to gambling. She calls it chance; he calls it providence. Oscar and Lucinda find each other in colonial-era Sydney, and nothing will keep them apart. Until they are torn by a wild dream: to build a cathedral of pure glass, and walk it into the Australian outback.

Oscar and Lucinda is a bonfire of the passions within every human soul. It is impossible, romantic, and visionary.

Like a church made of glass.

Conductor: Jack Symonds

Director: Patrick Nolan

Set & Costume Design: Anna Tregloan

Lighting Design: Damien Cooper

With: Jessica Aszodi, Brenton Spiteri, Jeremy Kleeman, Simon Lobelson, Mitchell Riley, Jane Sheldon

Assistant Director: Constantine Costi

Date & Time: 8pm Sat 27, Mon 29, Tue 30 July, Thu 1, Fri 2, Sat 3 August 2019

Tickets: $35 Available here

Artwork by Samuel Hodge, commissioned by Carriageworks

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2:00 PM14:00


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.

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7:30 PM19:30

Vivier's Lonely Child

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.

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to Sep 1

Resonant Bodies Festival

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.

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4:00 PM16:00

Last Words

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).  

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