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A Sunburnt Country


A Sunburnt Country

  • Date: Friday, 19 May 2017, 8pm
  • Venue: deSingel — Desguinlei 25, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Tickets: Adults: €24 | Children: €15 | Concession: €8 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Australian flutist Maddilyn Goodwin presents a concert with a difference: A Sunburnt Country is a performing arts concept which celebrates Australian culture, showcasing the unique and diverse style of Australian artists. This fusion of flute music, dance and literature includes world premieres of new Australian art commissioned especially for the project, featuring members of the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp and Royal Ballet of Flanders. World-renowned indigenous didgeridoo artist, William Barton, joins Maddilyn to premiere his original work, inspired by traditional Aboriginal culture in a modern context. Experience a Belgium-first—a captivating performance which encompasses the essence of the Australian identity.


Ross Edwards: ‘Nura’ for flute and piano
Anne Boyd: ‘Goldfish Through Summer Rain’ for flute and piano with original choreography by Nicola Wills
William Barton: Piece for flute, didgeridoo and strings
Samantha Wolf: Piece for flute and percussion
Michael Bakrnchev: Goodwin Flute Concerto

Poetry by Dorothea Mackellar and Oodgeroo Noonuccal

Performers: Students and alumni of the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp and dancers of the Royal Ballet of Flanders

Conductor : Hendrik Stinders

Soloists : Maddilyn Goodwin (flute), William Barton (didgeridoo)

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (32??) 494133349 or by email to ​maddi@asunburntcountryproject.com

Featured Australian Works

Goldfish through summer rain : for flute and piano (1978) by Anne Boyd
— performed by Maddilyn Goodwin
Nura : for flute and piano (2004) by Ross Edwards
— performed by Maddilyn Goodwin

Featured artists

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