Three TWT readers have won double passes to the first Marais Project for 2018 My Heart So Grieves on Sunday January 28 at The Independent Theatre, 269 Miller Street, North Sydney at 3.30pm.
Winners are: Valda Moses, Gladesville; Ian Hawthorne, Ryde and Serina Appleby of Denistone.
Early music specialists The Marais Project and electric viola da gamba ensemble Elysian Fields, both led by Ryde musician Jenny Eriksson, return to The Independent Theatre for this one off program.
This innovative program features music inspired by the poets of the 16th century.
First half of the concert features The Marais Project consisting of Dutch-born tenor Koen van Stade, lutenist Tommie Andersson and Jenny Eriksson on viola da gamba – performing songs of love and loss from the Elizabethan era including the incomparable John Dowland.
After interval, Elysian Fields will play music including pianist/composer Matt McMahon’s gorgeous song cycle ‘What Should I Say’, settings of poems by Thomas Wyatt, a courtier to King Henry VIII. Elysian Fields consists of some of Australia’s finest jazz musicians and composers including Matt Keegan, saxophones and Matt McMahon, piano. Joining them and Eriksson is legendary bassist, Jonathan Zwartz, singer, Susie Bishop and drummer, Finn Ryan.
Tickets $48 adults, $30 concession, $22 students and $16 children.
Entry includes afternoon tea which is served from 2.30pm as part of The Independent Theatre’s Prelude in Tea Sunday Chamber Music Series. Bookings 9955 3000; on-line at: http://www.theindependent.org.au/