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Passport Down Under

Date: Past Concert

Featured Artist:

Carolyn Watson, Guest Conductor
William Barton, Didgeridoo

Location:
Barnstable Performing Arts Center
744 West Main Street, Hyannis MA 02601

Authentic voices. Brilliant storytelling. Unforgettable artistry. These are the hallmarks of our PASSPORT series. In 2023, you’ll travel to the land “down under” and revel in the Aboriginal art, performance, and culture that helped shape music throughout the world. Lauded Australian conductor Carolyn Watson and didgeridoo virtuoso William Barton grace the stage, making their Cape Symphony debuts for this bold, authentic, and provocative musical journey. We’ll feature Australian composers Percy Grainger and Peter Sculthorpe, as well as original music written by Barton for the didgeridoo, an Aboriginal Australian wind instrument made from hollow wood, and a medley of Australian film music.

Pack wisely. You may never want to leave.

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Program

ADVANCE AUSTRALIA FAIR
Arr. Peter Sculthorpe

COUNTRY GARDENS
Arr. Percy Grainger

THE IMMOVABLE DO
Percy Grainger

SYMPHONIC SUITE FROM THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
Howard Shore, arr. John Whitney; Guest Vocalist: Cape Symphony vocal student, Grace Callahan

KAKADU
Peter Sculthorpe

Intermission

AUSTRALIAN MOVIE MUSIC MEDLEY
Arr. Alonso Pirio

APII THATINI MU MURTU (TO SING AND CARRY A COOLAMON ON COUNTRY TOGETHER)
William Barton

WALTZING MATILDA
Arr. Gabriel Evans

DIDGE FUSION
William Barton

DOWN UNDER
Colin Hay of Men at Work, Arr. by Joe Twist

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