Paul Kelly will join recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey and Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) musicians to reprise Conversations With Ghosts, a work based on poems of Les Murray, W.B Yeats, Judith Wright, Lord Alfred Tennyson and others.
The work premiered at last year’s Melbourne Festival and will have its Queensland premiere at the Brisbane Festival on September 7, as well as performances in Melbourne and Perth.
A recording of the show will be released on August 9.
Created by Kelly in collaboration with ANAM’s 2011 resident composer, James Ledger, Conversations with Ghosts is original song cycle, based on the poetry of Yeats, LTennyson, Wright, Kenneth Slessor and Les Murray, as well as several new lyrics of Kelly’s own.
Wednesday September 4 – Melbourne Recital Centre
Saturday September 7 – QPAC, Brisbane
Sunday September 8 – Perth Concert Hall