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Our Landscapes: Native Songs & Dances for Flute and Harp, Aug 17, 2019

A classical treat comes to Curra with musical contrasts spanning four distinct cultures, unified by the sound of flute and harp.

Returning home from Europe, Australian musicians Domenica Musumeci (harp) and Jonathan Henderson (flute) will tour across South-East Queensland.

In an intimate one-hour recital, lyrical poems of France (Cras, Debussy, Fauré) and vibrant Eastern Hungarian dances (Bartók, Monti) encounter music influenced by the Simori mountain people of Papua New Guinea and North Indigenous Australian chant (Sculthorpe).

​Concert Programme

Jean Cras Suite en duo pour flûte et harpe

Peter Sculthorpe Djilile

Vittorio Monti Csárdás

Claude Debussy Beau soir: Lorsque au soleil couchant les rivières sont roses L 6

Peter Sculthorpe Simori

Gabriel Fauré Clair de Lune, from 2 Songs Op.46

Claude Debussy En Bateau, from Petite Suite L 65

Béla Bartók Romanian Folk Dances Sz. 56

About the artists

Jonathan Henderson

Jonathan Henderson held the position of principal flute of the Estonian National Opera Orchestra from 2012-2019. He has performed at prestigious music festivals such as the Lucerne Festival, Audi Sommerkonzerte and BBC Proms. In demand as principal flute substitute with the Turku and Tampere Philharmonic Orchestras in Finland, he has performed as a guest with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Nordic Symphony Orchestra, Estonian Festival Orchestra and MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra. He is a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium (Australia), Hochschule für Musik Freiburg (Germany) and the Haute École de Musique de Genève (Switzerland).

Domenica Musumeci

Domenica Musumeci is professor of harp at the Conservatoire de musique de Genève (Switzerland). Previously she held the position of professor at the Tamnak Prathom Harp Centre in Bangkok, Thailand from 2012 to 2014. In Switzerland she enjoys playing regularly with the Orchestre de chambre de Genève and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and has performed solo and chamber music concerts at the renowned music festival ‘Les Museiques’ in Basel. She has also performed with the Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain and Queensland Symphony Orchestra. She is a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium (Australia) and the Haute École de Musique de Genève (Switzerland).

How to Book

When: Saturday August 17, 2019 at 3pm

Where: Curra Community Hall, 10-22 David Drive, Curra 4563

Tickets: $40 / $35 / $28 / $15 from

Advance booking is recommended. Ticket sales at the door are subject to availability and accept cash only.

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