Ensemble Offspring

Songbirds at Old 505

To celebrate the release of our recent ABC Classic release, Songbirds, Ensemble Offspring return to the Old 505 with a program of favourites from the twittersphere alongside pied butcher bird melodies and chirpy hymns.

With a little help from six revered local and international composers plus special guest pianist Sonya Lifschitz - Claire Edwardes (percussion), Jason Noble (clarinet/bass clarinet) and Lamorna Nightingale (flutes) present a program of works as breathtaking as a lyrebird's tail.

Join our instrumentalists for their triumphant homecoming and be immersed in live sounds once more!

Thursday 6th August 2020

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (1 hour) 

(2nd show added when sold out @ 6pm)

Tickets $45 (includes a free drink worth $10)



Claire Edwardes (Artistic Director/percussion)

Lamorna Nightingale (flutes)

Jason Noble (clarinets)

Sonya Lifschitz (piano)


Fiona Loader - Lorikeet Corroboree (2016) 5’

Olivier Messiaen - Abyss of the Birds (1940) 7’
Brett Dean - Letters from the Twittersphere (2015) 3’

John Luther Adams - 3 Canticles of the Birds Movt 1 & 2 (2013) 10'
Brenda Gifford - Mungala (2019) 5'

Hollis Taylor/Jon Rose - Bitter Springs Creek 2014 (2019) 8'

Gerard Brophy - Beautiful Birds (2019) 15'

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Thursday 6 August, 2020
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Thursday 6 August, 2020
Old 505 Theatre
Venue Address
5 Eliza Street, Newtown

Sydney , Newtown

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