MEDIA RELEASE – 07 July 2021

The Alice Strings World Chamber Orchestra en route to Darwin Festival 2021

On their whirlwind tour to the 2021 Darwin Festival the ASWCO is excited to share their latest diverse program with audiences in Tennant Creek, Barkly Arts, Jilkminggan Community, Edith Falls, Leliyn and Katherine.

The core Quintet of the 12 player strong ASWCO, which is growing an enthusiastic following after their previous seasons in Alice Springs, has been praised by local audiences not only for their cross over of styles and genres, but also for their flexibility in adding great depth to their diverse repertoire from Mozart to Piazolla, Nyman to Radiohead, Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin to Arvo Pärt and Lady Gaga. This year’s tour will see the Australian premiere of Kevin Bishop’s Kurdish Fantasy, and works by American Australian Hollis Taylor paired with Indian Inspirations by John Napier and Ashok Toc.

Don’t miss this opportunity to witness this emerging cross over chamber music initiative becoming Mparntwe Alice Springs first Orchestra.

ASWCO Free Public Concerts
Thursday 5th August
@ Tennant Creek High 12:15pm (school only)
@ Nyinka Nyinyu Art Gallery 1.30 pm
The School Concert series presents an opportunity for students to get in close contact with an all accoustic chamber music ensemble, performing a variety of music styles, and kids may experience “old” non-electronic instruments
@Daly Waters Historic Pub from 8pm, with Alice Sings Pop Choir and Paul Ah Chee

Friday 6th August
@ Jilkminggan Community Primary School , 11.00-13.00 (school only)
@ Edith Falls (Leliyn) Nitmiluk, 5.30 sunset concert
@ Katherine Town Square 7.30pm
special guests: Shanti & John Napier, indian dance & cello

Saturday 7th August
@ Bamboo Stand Darwin Festival Park, 6.30pm & 8.15 pm

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