The University of Queensland School of Music offers a regular lunchtime Music Concert Series both in situ and livestreamed, highlighting the achievements of its students and alumni. To celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, newly commissioned works, all world premieres, were presented by four contemporary Australian female composers and played by the all-female Muses Trio.
Musicians Therese Milanovic (piano), Louise King (cello) and Christa Powell (violin) are in their ninth season of the Muses Trio and are highly experienced with new music repertoire. This Homegrownconcert celebrated the talents of composers from across Australia: Sally Greenaway from the ACT, Nicole Murphy from Queensland, and Natalie Nicolas and Elena Kats-Chernin both from New South Wales.
Composer Sally Greenaway’s Le Parc Monceau, was inspired by a well-known park in Paris, frequented by many impressionist painters, especially Monet who often painted scenes there. Aptly reflecting elements of both the musical impressionism of Debussy and Ravel and paintings inspired by the impressionists, Greenaway presented a sweeping colourful palette of sounds and images, fresh and imaginative. This short work is richly visual, offering a chequerboard of diverse characters and vignettes of...