Tallowdale Music will hold a special series of concerts in May 2017 to celebrate the release of "From Hidden Valleys", an album of chamber music by Jonathan Billingham.
Tallowdale's album launch will take place in two locations: Sydney, where the composer currently resides; and the Manning Valley, the region of the composer's family home and a place of inspiration for his music.
The album's title work, From Hidden Valleys to the Open Sea, evokes the beauty of the Manning Valley. It portrays a bird in flight as it descends from the heights of Barrington Tops to follow the river's winding paths and journey to meet the sea. This work was commissioned by the Manning Winter Festival and premiered at the Manning Regional Art Gallery in 2016.
In keeping with the theme of flight, this concert series will also feature The Lark Ascending by English composer, Ralph Vaughan Williams. Well-known for its beautiful, soaring melodies, this piece has been an inspiration to Billingham. We are delighted to have Ewan Foster as our soloist, accompanied by the Tallowdale Chamber Orchestra.
We look forward to celebrating with you at the album launch! There will be opportunity to have your CD autographed by the composer. Further details about the concert program, dates and venues can be found here.