Australian Encounter by The Bridges Collective Ensemble

Australian Encounter
The Bridges Collective Ensemble

The Perak Society of Performing Arts (PSPA) presented “Australian Encounter” by The Bridges Collective Ensemble one recent Saturday evening, at the Pusing Hall of Kinta Riverfront Hotel & Suites, Ipoh.

Australian Encounter
without Blair Harris on the cello

The Bridges Collective Ensemble was started by Breanna Wee, which comprises herself on the piano, Andrew Boyle on the clarinet, Blair Harris on the cello and soprano Alison Rae Jones. The purpose of this ensemble is to perform cross-culture/cross-genre chamber works, through cultural exchange programmes, bridging the gap between Australia and Asia.

Australian Encounter
and now without Andrew Boyle on the clarinet

The soprano and instrumental repertoire for the evening included Margaret Sutherland’s The Orange Tree, Johan Othman’s The Dancing Mouse and Semalam (Last Night) by Mohd Farhan Izharuddin; yes, in Bahasa Malaysia. Kudos to Alison!

Australian Encounter
Breanna Wee on the grand piano

The Bridges Collective Ensemble ‘Encounters’ Project is supported by the Commonwealth through the Australia-Malaysia Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Australian Encounter
soprano Alison Rae Jones

These photos I bring you today were from the first set of the performance, before the interval. The hall was dimmed for the second part and so, I kept my camera away and just enjoyed the rest of the show. Therefore, no photos from that. Also, it’s disappointing that I did not manage to take a decent photo of Breanna on the piano! 🙁

Australian Encounter
part of the audience enjoying the night

Event: Australian Encounter by The Bridges Collective Ensemble
Venue: Pusing Hall, Kinta Riverfront Hotel & Suites
Date: 14th April, 2012
Time: 8.30pm

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