Muses Trio Summon the Spirits at Boggo Road Gaol for the last time before Boggo Road’s redevelopment.
EVENT: The Spirit and the Maiden, Muses Trio Debut CD launch for the Anywhere Festival, 2016.
Saturday 14 May @ 3pm / 7:30pm (preceded by 30 min optional ghost tour)
Sunday 15 May @ 5pm (followed by optional 2 hour ghost tour @ 7:30pm)
Boggo Road Gaol, F-Wing. Dutton Park. Free parking onsite.
Special guests from Vulcana Women’s Circus
Limited tickets @ $36 through www.anywherefest.com/Muses-trio
The Muses Trio launch their debut CD, The Spirit and the Maiden, with a memorable performance at Boggo Road Gaol inside the former women’s cellblock, joined by special guests from Vulcana Women’s Circus, and perhaps the odd spook. Experience this celebration of music composed by women, performed by women, and extend the experience with a ghost tour focusing on the lives of some of the most notorious inmates. This is one of the last opportunities to experience a beautiful event Boggo Road Gaol in its original condition, before it is closed to the public in June for redevelopment into bars, cafes and restaurants.
The Muses Trio are some of Australia’s leading and most exciting musicians in contemporary classical music, known for their edgy, spine tingling and virtuosic performance style: Christa Powell (violin), Louise King (cello), and Therese Milanovic (piano). The Muses celebrate music composed by women, performed by women, and focus on bringing this relatively unknown yet vastly deserving collection of music to the stage and to enthralled audiences. Signatures of their carefully curated public performance events are guest speakers / performers with an inspiring cause, and a focus on creating memorable experiences. Discovering, inspiring, collaborating, commissioning, connecting and supporting creative women to pursue and share artistic excellence drives the passion and impetus of their artistic focus.
The Spirit and the Maiden offers audiences a thrilling glimpse into the lives and legacy of women in music with a rare opportunity to get up close, experience live classical music, mingle and engage with the musicians and hear anecdotes about the living composers being performed. The performance draws from the Muses debut CD, and features highlights of three successful seasons of beautiful chamber music events. The repertoire ranges from vibrant pieces from living Australian composers such as Elena Kats-Chernin and Kate Neal, Brisbane-based Louise Denson and Cécile Elton, acclaimed living composers Jennifer Higdon (USA), Judith Bingham (UK), and gorgeous gems from the past by Amy Beach and Nadia Boulanger.
Anywhere Festival / Boyds Piano Shop / Therese Milanovic / Topology Music / Vulcana Women’s Circus