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Tarka: Precious Music, Precious Water

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on February 8th, 2010

Precious Music, Precious Water promises to be a unique community music and water event. It is a call to action – we are at a crisis point and it won’t be Governments that initiate change, it will be driven by people.  In two parts, it is designed to inspire and galvanise the audience (and through accompanying media coverage, parts of the wider community) to take a more concerted action regarding a sustainable water future.

The first part consists of The World Premiere live performance of “Tarka,” an original score composed by Harry Williamson and Anthony Phillips, performed by the Whitehorse Orchestra, conducted by Gerald Keuneman with solo guitarists Harry Williamson and Doug de Vries.  The second part is a special community focus on water, Our Common Good featuring a public narrative and solo performances from well known Melbourne based artists; Ruby Hunter, Doug de Vries, Michael Johnson, Frank Jones & the Northern Voice Choir and Kavisha Mazzella.

“Tarka,” meaning ‘wandering as water’ is a delightful modern orchestral piece inspired by the natural beauty of waterways teeming with life as depicted in the classic novel ‘Tarka the Otter’ written by Henry Williamson.

Date: Saturday, February 27, 2pm & 7pm

Tickets: Green-Tix

Sample the music on YouTube

Precious Music, Precious Water is brought to you by The Boite and Spring Studio and is supported by The City of Melbourne, MECU, Emma Whiting Travel and The Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust.