PLEXUS is thrilled to announce our brand new three-concert series PLEXUS SQUARED at Deakin Edge, Federation Square. Join us on Wednesday 20th May, 7:30pm as we launch this exciting new series, where we will share our exhilaration of collaboration with extraordinary performers from different quadrants of the artistic universe.
FRANCIS POULENC L’Invitation au Chateau
IGOR STRAVINSKY L’Histoire du Soldat
SAMUEL DICKENSON New Work *
JONATHAN DREYFUS New Work *
* world premieres
For this concert we have the great privilege of collaborating with legendary actors Helen Morse and Paul English, two of the brightest stars in the constellation of Australian theatre. With Helen, we reunite Poulenc’s exquisite and rarely heard incidental music with the Jean Anouilh play L’Invitation au Chateau, in a performance featuring Helen’s own vignette of flavoursome excerpts from Anouilh’s piquant satire on the French Aristocracy. With Paul, we tell Igor Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat, a dark Russian folk tale that follows the downfall and utter ruin of a soldier after he makes a pact with the Devil. This performance features an adaptation of the words written especially for the trio version by author and librettist Douglas J. Penick.
PLEXUS also showcases world premieres from two rising stars of Australian composition, Jonathan Dreyfus (Melbourne) and Samuel Dickenson (Brisbane).
One performance only – this very special event is not to be missed!
7:30pm Wednesday 20th May 2015 – Deakin Edge, Federation Square
Tickets: $40 adults / $30 concession / $20 students