Ensemble Offspring join forces with acclaimed harpist Emily Granger to unearth masterpieces from the depths of living musical imagination. Originally conceived as a live concert for the Seymour Centre’s Seymour Nights series, the complete performance of Blue Silence has since been recorded to present via livestream in order to stay connected with audiences during Sydney’s extended lockdown.
Granger's harp will feature in a solo penned by her partner and local legend Tristan Coelho, complemented by rousing chamber works from Nathan Daughtrey (USA), Caleb Burhans (USA), Gunnar Andreas Kristinsson (Iceland), and a timely trio arrangement of the reflective Blue Silence by Australian treasure Elena Kats-Chernin. To top it all off, you'll be captivated by a brand new duet for bass clarinet and marimba by Gerard Brophy inspired by Turkey's eastern coastal city of Van, titled Just outside Van...
Offspring for All is Ensemble Offspring's new digital series, bringing a handful of our highlight concerts each year to hungry ears from around Australia and the world. This ongoing initiative will stream live and pre-recorded concerts to YouTube which will then be available on-demand on our website.
Seymour Nights is proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with City of Sydney.