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Concertos on Fire explores dynamic new directions in classical concert presentation. This concert features one of Australia’s most well-known violin concertos: Maninyas by Ross Edwards alongside the premiere of a brand new concerto Tale of The Firebird composed by Chloé Charody for fire-taming violinist Sonja Schebeck and interdisciplinary acrobatic ensemble The Freestyle Orchestra. Fire becomes an instrument of the ensemble, musicians fly and music springs to life from all corners of the concert hall.

This experimental presentation brings together young musicians from across Europe and Australia and integrates contemporary music, modern circus, and physical theatre, representing the inextricable connection between music and movement.

This performance is supported by the City Recital Hall Bravo Circle

Details correct at time of publication

  • Ross Edwards
    Maninyas
    Chloé Charody
    Tale of the Firebird*

    *Tale of the Firebird has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

  • Sonja Schebeck Violin
    The Freestyle Orchestra Interdisciplinary acrobatic ensemble
    Conductor Luke Spicer
    Kate Reid Circus Consultant 
    Peter Rubie Lighting Designer
    Remi Wörtmeyer Movement Director, Tale of the Firebird 
    Adrian Leung (Fivestripe Studios) Music Production, Maninyas
    Piers Burbrook de VereLive Sound Designer, Maninyas
    #freestylesymphony Additional Musicians