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Sunday 21 April 2024 at 11am
Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Southbank Centre

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Leonard Weiss* conductor
Rob Cossom curator / percussion
Anne-Marie Johnson
violin / viola
Michelle Wood
Taryn Clarke flute / alto flute
Philip Arkinstall
clarinet / bass clarinet
Louisa Breen
The Consort of Melbourne
vocal ensemble


Meale Incredible Floridas
Katy Abbott** Hidden Thoughts I: Do I Matter?

*Cybec Assistant Conductor
**MSO Composer in Residence

About this performance

MSO percussionist Rob Cossom curates the first of the 2024 MSO Chamber series concerts with an all-Australian program.

  • Katy Abbott’s series of works Hidden Thoughts is presented throughout 2024. Each work includes text sourced from the public, elevating the perceived ‘ordinary and mundane’ into powerful and meaningful statements of grace and kindness. The first of the series, Do I Matter?, uses anonymous answers from a survey created by Katy Abbott asking women for their ‘hidden thoughts’. The audience at this performance is also invited to submit their responses at the concert for incorporation into the performance that day.
  • Richard Meale was a trailblazing Australian composer and a contemporary of Peter Sculthorpe. His engrossing work Incredible Floridas for percussion, woodwind and strings was inspired by the surrealist poetry of Arthur Rimbaud.

Duration: approx. 2 hours including interval

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Leonard Weiss' position as Assistant Conductor is supported by Cybec Foundation

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