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Mozart Requiem Recomposed

MOZART REQUIEM RECOMPOSED

9 July 2022  |  7:30 PM  |  Federation Concert Hall  |  $52 - $79

Gordon Hamilton, Composer

Johannes Fritzsch, Conductor

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra & The Australian Voices 

Mozart’s iconic Requiem is revisited by contemporary Australian composer Gordon Hamilton. Shrouded in mystery surrounding its composer and incompleteness, Hamilton has reworked the music to fill in many gaps within the original mass. While nodding respectfully to Mozart’s style, Hamilton has reinvented the soundscape to include boundary-pushing harmonies and an inventive and kaleidoscopic orchestration. The vibrancy of the piece reinforces the drama of the original Requiem while transforming it into a cutting edge 21st Century work.  

The Australian Voices will open the program performing contemporary Australian choral music conducted by their newly appointed director John Rotar, followed by a feature item from the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. 

Johannes Fritzsch

Johannes Fritzsch was appointed Principal Conductor and Artistic Adviser of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in February, 2021 having previously served as their Chief Conductor (2008-2014).  Since 2018, Johannes has held the position of Principal Guest Conductor of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.  

From 2006 – 2013 he was Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Oper Graz, Grazer Philharmonisches Orchester (Austria).  Prior to his appointment in Graz, Johannes held the position of Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Staatsoper Nürnberg.  

He regularly conducts the major Australasian orchestras as well as leading productions for Opera Australia, Opera Queensland, West Australian Opera and State Opera of South Australia.  

Other recent appointments: Adjunct Professor, The Conservatorium of Music at the University of Tasmania; Professor of Opera and Orchestral Studies. Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University. 

 In 2017, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra invited him to design and lead the newly founded Australian Conducting Academy. 

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra 

Founded in 1948, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra has carved out a place for itself as one of the nation’s leading ensembles and won the trust, respect and admiration of Tasmanians everywhere. Based in Hobart’s Federation Concert Hall, the 47-piece orchestra plays to audiences throughout Tasmania and is known nationally and internationally through its award-winning performances and recordings. The TSO has toured Asia, Europe, North and South America and the Middle East. A much-recorded orchestra, the TSO has well over 80 albums in its catalogue, including more than 20 in the ground-breaking Australian Composer Series on ABC Classic. Eivind Aadland is the orchestra’s Chief Conductor and Artistic Director. 

The Australian Voices

Led by Brisbane-based composer and conductor John Rotar, this highly esteemed group of young voices are known particularly for promoting and performing A Cappella works by Australian composers nationally and internationally. Musically, they are known for their energy, seamless blending of voices and worldclass choral technique. 

John Rotar | Artistic Director, The Australian Voices 

John Rotar is Conductor and Artistic Director of The Australian Voices. Described by Limelight as a ‘talented and innovative composer’, John is a prolific composer and has had over 115 works performed by many leading arts organisations across Australia, Europe and North America. Aside from his conducting and composing work John is also an active performer as a trombonist, bass, organist and piano accompanist and holds the organist chair at the historic All Saints Church in the CBD of Brisbane.  

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Concert Choral Package

For the first time ever, Festival of Voices has packaged together our major choral concerts for a special price of $200. That’s a saving of up to $89!  

Handel – Four Coronation Anthems:  2.30pm Sunday 3 July, Federation Concert Hall 

Celestial Harmonies | A Voice from Heaven:  7.30pm Wednesday 6 July and 6.00pm Friday 8 July, St David’s Cathedral 

Night Train – A Grand Tour of Australian Contemporary Choral Music:  7.30pm Thursday 7 July, Federation Concert Hall 

Mozart Requiem Recomposed:  7.30pm Saturday 9 July, Federation Concert Hall 

By taking advantage of our Choral Concert Package, you will be issued with the best available tickets to all four major concerts, including the double bill of Celestial Harmonies and A Voice from Heaven, where you will hear music rarely performed in Hobart. 

Take the opportunity to attend performances featuring contrasting choirs and works in a carefully curated choral program.  

 

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1 hour 15 mins

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Concert Choral Package

Handel – Four Coronation Anthems:  2.30pm Sunday 3 July, Federation Concert Hall 

Celestial Harmonies | A Voice from Heaven:  7.30pm Wednesday 6 July and 6.00pm Friday 8 July, St David’s Cathedral 

Night Train – A Grand Tour of Australian Contemporary Choral Music:  7.30pm Thursday 7 July, Federation Concert Hall 

Mozart Requiem Recomposed:  7.30pm Saturday 9 July, Federation Concert Hall 

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Accessibility Information

Getting to the venue 

  • Federation Concert Hall is within Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, 1 Davey Street, Hobart TAS 7000 
  • A drop off zone located at the front of Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, accessible from the far-right lane of Davey Street, just after Evans Street. 
  • ACROD parking spaces are available at the front of Hotel Grand Chancellor, accessible by using the same entry as the drop-off zone. More ACROD parking can be found along Davey Street by turning into Dunn Place Carpark, on the right past Campbell Street, or turning into the Mures carpark, on the left past Campbell Street. 
  • Please follow this link for a virtual tour of the Federation Concert Hall Auditorium (titled Federation Plenary Hall). Please note that lighting designs will not be as featured in this tour at Festival of Voices events. 

 

Assistive Listening:  

  • TBC 

 

Guide Dogs and service animals are welcome in all FOV event venues. 

 

Language is no barrier in enjoying this performance. 

 

Wheelchair Accessibility: 

  • For wheelchair bookings please contact the festival with specifications and dimensions of the wheelchair and any additional user requirements. 
  • The Federation Concert Hall stalls are accessible from Ground level and the dress circle is accessible for wheelchair users via the lift at reception. 
  • Accessible bathrooms are available at this venue. 

COVID – 19 Information

Feeling unwell?
Please do not attend this event if you are feeling unwell. It is in the interest of all to stay at home if you have any flu or COVID-19 symptoms. Please review our COVID-19 Ticketing Terms and Conditions here if you are unable to attend for this reason. 

Face masks:
While face masks are not mandatory at any FOV events, you are more than welcome to choose to wear one. Free medical face masks will be available at this event venue entrance upon request. 

Physical Distancing:
This event is in a theatre-style seated venue. Please be mindful of physically distancing from others when moving through the foyer at the beginning and end of this event. 

Hand hygiene:
Sanitiser will be provided at this venue. Please use thoughtfully.