New Melbourne-based crossover group Wattleseed Ensemble is proudly presented by the Anglican Parish of Daylesford on Saturday 19 March (3:00PM) for the opening concert of their debut tour, called HOME. This vibrant young folk-baroque ensemble will guide audiences through music from the medieval times to the present with the warmth and subtlety of true musical storytellers.
This concert explores the idea of home in its diverse forms. Through the program, Wattleseed visits a spiritual home in music by Hildegard of Bingen and JS Bach; a national home through traditional folk music; and our planet and environment as home, through a the world premiere of ‘From Home’, a new work by composer Matt Laing, commissioned especially for this tour.
“This stunning work focuses on the place Matt considers his home, the Fleurieu Peninsula.” says Katie Yap, Wattleseed’s violist and director. “From musical responses to the ancient granite cliffs, to a young bird struggling into the wind, From Home reflects on the past, looks forward into the future, and captures the moment of choice we have now. It’s incredibly special to be able to make music of our time and place on these ancient instruments.”
Wattleseed Ensemble brings Australia’s most exciting young string players together – Natalia Harvey (violin), Katie Yap (viola) and Anna Pokorny (cello), combining expertise on period instruments with wide-ranging repertoire and a love of musical storytelling. They play with Australia’s most prestigious ensembles including the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Australian World Orchestra, and Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, and bring that experience to the intimate chamber music form.
WATTLESEED ENSEMBLE: ‘HOME’, Saturday 19 March, 3:00PM
Anglican Church Parish of Daylesford, 54 Central Springs Rd, Daylesford
Tickets: $30 entry, refreshments available for purchase