v_3 : Respighi + Nico Muhly / Pjenné

Respighi + Nico Muhly / Pjenné

Series Four : v_3

Friday 23 March 2018 / 8pm / Collingwood Underground Carpark

Set One

London-based Australian mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean has stunned in performances from New York to Berlin. Now she takes on Collingwood. Fresh off the back of a national tour as a soloist with the prestigious Australian Chamber Orchestra, Lotte has been named the 2018 Associate Artist of the London Southbank Sinfonia. For her Play On debut she will be joined by longtime friends (and Play On alumni), the Penny Quartet. Together they will present a varied and beautiful program for voice and string quartet with Respighi’s sumptuous 1914 lyric poem Il Tramonto (The Sunset) at its heart.


Robert Schumann arr Aribert Reimann / 6 Gesänge No 3: Der Gärtner
Samuel Barber / Dover Beach
Ottorino Respighi / Il tramonto
Robert Schumann arr Aribert Reimann / 6 Gesänge No 1: Herzeleid
Johannes Brahms arr Aribert Reimann / 5 Ophelia-Lieder
Nico Muhly // So Many Things
Robert Schumann arr Aribert Reimann / 6 Gesänge No 6: Abendlied

Lotte Betts-Dean


Penny Quartet

Madeleine Jevons / Violin

Amy Brookman / Violin

Anthony Chataway / Viola

Jack Ward / Cello

Set Two: Pjenné

Pjenné is a versatile purveyor of vibe matched only by those who have been buying and playing records for years. With a record collection that boasts an exquisite taste for blue eyed soul, modal, spiritual jazz and the uplifting yet hedonistic roots of disco, you have a fine selector.

All-embracing when it comes to style, she finds harmony in diversity which is reflected in a range of regular slots across Melbourne’s favourite spots, Lost Weekend, Wax’o Paradiso, Daydreams and Lucid, and sought-after festival slots from Strawberry Fields to Freedom Time.