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Robert Hollingworth and I Fagiolini undertake three-week tour to Australia

Posted on 12 August 2015

Reader in Music Robert Hollingworth (and conductor of departmental choir, The 24) is just returning from a three-week tour to Australia with his ensemble, I Fagiolini. Performing in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra, Adelaide and Hobart, the group was touring for Musica Viva, Australia's premiere Chamber Music organisation founded in 1945 and celebrating their 70th anniversary.

I Fagiolini was one of four international ensembles to tour this year. The programme featured I Fagiolini's signature stagings of Renaissance works, La Chasse (the hunt for a stag) by Clement Janequin (1528) and Il gioco dell'occa (The game of the goose) by Giovanni Croce (1595) as well as Monteverdi madrigals.
The second half included Poulenc's ravishing 'Sept Chansons' and a new commission by Australian composer in collaboration with British comic writer Timothy Knapman, setting the last scene from Moliere's comedy, 'The Hypochondriac'.  The programme finished with another commission, Adrian Williams' Hymn to awe, written for I Fagiolini's collaboration with Australian circus company, Circa, the show How Like An Angel.
Robert also worked in four masterclasses with university and local choirs in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney.

Notes to editors:

  • I Fagiolini is one of the Department of Music's professional ensembles-in-assocation, undertaking performances and masterclasses with students throughout the academic year
  • The 24 is just one of the Department ensembles open to students
  • More information on Musica Viva