CSO explores the sounds of climate change in elemental matinee concert

A photograph of Assoc Prof Kim Cunio, sitting behind a grand piano, smiling and looking towards the camera.
9 June 2021

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra will debut a thought-provoking new work by ANU School of Music head Kim Cunio about climate change at its coming Saturday Matinee concert at Llewellyn Hall on 19 June.

Entitled The Elements, the concert will also include the soaring and transcendent Lark Ascending by Vaughan Williams, a seascape from one of his students, Grace Williams, and Haydn’s Fire Symphony (No 59).

Concertmaster and violinist Kirsten Williams will lead the orchestra except for the Cunio work, which the composer will conduct.

Cunio’s CO2 and the Ice Core is a combination of orchestral music and pre-recorded sounds from an Indian coal processing plant and melting ice cores collected by the British Antarctic Survey.

Read the full article on the RiotACT website, featuring the Head of the ANU School of Music, Associate Prof Kim Cunio