About this video: Ensemble Liaison performs Elena Kats-Chernin’s Ballade as part of their May 2018 concert Bohemian Rhapsody in Blue in Elisabeth Murdoch Hall.

About Ensemble Liaison: As suggested by their name, collaborations form the basis of their artistic and musical vision. Described by Limelight magazine as a ‘national treasure’, they have performed across Australia and New Zealand and, in 2012, gave a series of festival performances in Central Europe. The creation of new works is also a priority for Ensemble Liaison with numerous commissions by Australian and international composers. Critics have praised their performances for being ‘spellbinding’, ‘flawless’, ‘powerful and having boundless lyricism, enthusiasm and dexterity’. They have regularly recorded and been broadcast on ABC Classic FM and 3MBS, and have released critically acclaimed recordings with Melba Recordings, Tall Poppies and EL Records.

About Elena Kats-Chernin: Elena Kats-Chernin is one of the most cosmopolitan composers working today, having reached millions of listeners worldwide through her prolific catalogue of works for theater, ballet, orchestra, and chamber ensemble. Her dramatically vivid music communicates a mixture of lightheartedness and heavy melancholy, combining strong rhythmic figures with elements of cabaret, tango, ragtime, and klezmer. Click here to discover more.

Supported by the Mary Vallentine Limitless Stage Fund.

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