DELAY 45 // ENSEMBLE APEX
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Great Southern Nights in association with Venue 505 and Old 505 Theatre presents two emerging forces in the modern jazz and classical worlds, Delay 45 and Ensemble Apex unite to present an evening of enthralling contemporary music.
Delay 45 is a unique emerging Australian jazz voice, featuring close collaborators Tom Avgenicos, Roshan Kumarage, Dave Quinn and Ashley Stoneham. Together, they move between structure and spontaneity to create an immersive listening experience. The group have quickly gained recognition among peers, critics and audiences for their debut release “Big Ears”. This performance premiers their latest work, developed over the lockdown period.
“a bold new chapter in Australian jazz” – Sydney Morning Herald
Tom Avgenicos – trumpet
Roshan Kumarage – piano
Dave Quinn – bass
Ashley Stoneham – drums
Ensemble Apex is a vibrant, creative, adaptive collection of charismatic young musicians in Sydney, united by a passion for giving magnetic performances of the often-underground repertoire we love and believe in. Together, led by Artistic Director and conductor Sam Weller, this ensemble endeavours to bring young people into the fold of classical music, breaking down cost and cultural barriers to accessing high quality, edgy orchestral performances. An Ensemble Apex program is designed to ignite intrigue and passion for orchestral music, whether it be an edgy ballet in the bowels of Sydney Town Hall, or with DJs and producers on stage for Sydney’s Vivid Festival. In its’ young life, this ensemble is already enriching the cultural landscape of Sydney, with unprecedented young audience numbers and online engagement. Tonight Ensemble Apex appears as a quartet.
Programme: Kate Moore: Sketches of Stars (2000)
Anna Da Silva Chen, Tim Yu – Violins
Raph Masters – Viola
Nick McManus – Cello
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