A song by an early 20th century Australian composer will feature in one of three free lunchtime concerts to be held in Beechworth next week.
Students in the Opera Scholars Australia program will perform at the Beechworth Servicemen’s Memorial Hall on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, January 14, 15, 16, between 1pm and 2pm.
The series forms part of the singers’ summer school in the lead-up to the 23rd annual Opera in the Alps on January 19.
Soprano Emma Wallace will present Tired Nature Sleeps from George Marshall-Hall’s opera Stella in the third lunchtime concert, which focuses on 20th century compositions.
Originally from England, Marshall-Hall (1862-1915) was appointed first Ormond Professor of Music at the University of Melbourne in 1891.
Stella was described as “ultra-modern” at its debut performance in Melbourne in 1912.
The Monday concert’s theme is French Romance, a program of eight works chosen from the compositions of Delibes, Rameau, Lalo, Bizet, Berlioz and Massenet.
Tuesday’s event will explore the music of Baroque and Classical period masters Handel and Mozart.
The Opera Scholars Australia students will also perform a concert Voices in the Twilight at George Kerferd Hotel on Thursday, January 17. For more information, go to operainthealps.com.au
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