Katie Noonan and Britain’s Brodsky Quartet will collaborate for the first time ever in the touring production of With Love and Fury, providing audiences with a spine-tingling experience as the artists re-imagine the words of Australian poet Judith Wright.
The seven city Australian concert tour will commence as a world premiere in Brisbane at the QPAC Concert Hall on Thursday 28 April 2016, before embarking on a whirlwind whip around the nation, finishing in Perth on 5 May.
An album, also titled With Love and Fury, is currently being recorded in London and will be released in mid-March 2016.
With Love and Fury the show will feature unique and remarkable Australian program; with Katie picking some of her favourite contemporary Australian composers including Carl Vine, Elena Kats-Chernin, Richard Tognetti, Iain Grandage, Andrew Ford, David Hirschfelder, Paul Grabowsky, Paul Dean and John Rodgers in nine especially commissioned pieces and one of Noonan’s own. The title reflects the typically poetic phrase that Wright used to sign off her correspondence. These new works will be performed for the first time and, in addition, Brodsky Quartet will also perform some of their own repertoire both alone and accompanied by Noonan, including songs by Elvis Costello, Björk and Katie herself.
Katie Noonan’s technical mastery and pure voice make her one of Australia’s top vocalists. The singer, producer, songwriter and pianist is one of the most diverse artists in the country, taking audiences on many sublime excursions through jazz, pop, indie and classical music.
Since its formation in 1972 the Brodsky Quartet has performed over 2000 concerts on the major stages of the world and released more than 50 recordings. Jacqueline Thomas and Ian Belton are the two original Brodsky members and violist Paul Cassidy joined in 1982. Having had some of the finest violinists in the World in the 1st chair (including current SSO Concertmaster Andrew Haveron), they are now joined by the wonderful Dutch violinist Daniel Rowland. The Brodsky Quartet choose to perform with only an elite few vocalists, having previously collaborated with Björk, Sting, Anne Sofie von Otter, Elvis Costello and Paul McCartney.
Dates and venues:
Thursday 28 April – Brisbane – QPAC Concert Hall
Friday 29 April – Melbourne Recital Centre
Saturday 30 April – Canberra International Music Festival
Sunday 1 May – Adelaide – Her Majesty’s Theatre
Monday 2 May – Sydney – City Recital Hall
Tickets: www.cityrecitalhall.com // (02) 8256 2222 // www.ticketmaster.com.au
Wednesday 4 May – Albany – Entertainment Centre
Tickets: AEC Box Office – 08 9844 5005 // www.ticketek.com.au // 1300 795 012
Thursday 5 May – Perth Concert Hall
Tickets: www.perthconcerthall.com.au // (08) 9231 9900 //www.ticketmaster.com.au
David Edwards is the editor of The Blurb and a contributor on film and television