Songs of the Solstice Show
Tuesday 02 June 2020
Celebrate the Winter Solstice with a unique performance experience and a glass of mead.
Inspired by the colour and movement of the landscape of Iceland ‘Songs of the Solstice’ is set against the backdrop of a Winter art installation.
The artistic works draw inspiration from the best-selling novel ‘Burial Rites’ written by Australian author Hannah Kent.
The mood and ambience of the Icelandic landscape creates in ‘Burial Rites’ inspired Michaele Archers, Creative Director of ‘Songs of the Solstice’ show and to write the song ‘Galatea’.
The first half of the show includes original music by Apsara, readings and visual media.
The text will be narrated by actress and film maker Augusta Miller, with music performed by guitarist Giuseppe Zangari, cellist Sally Maer, violist Gabrielle Steele and vocalist Michaele Archer on harmonium.
Michaele Archer is Artistic Director of the annual production of “Opera in the Arboretum” bringing together international and nation artists to the Central Coast. She is excited to bring a mix of artists and genre to “Songs of the Solstice’ concert.
The second half of the show is a celebration of favourites inspired by nature including "The Swan', Vivaldi's Winter Movement from the Four Seasons and Tango en Skai.