About this Event
<h4>Melbourne's Molly Collier-O'Boyle debuts Elva, a fusion of commissioned viola works, classics, and personal interludes, exploring diverse musical realms.</h4>
Elva is a captivating 60-minute concept performance, marking the debut of Melbourne-based polymath Molly Collier-O'Boyle's solo project.
Melding her roles as curator, artist, and musician, Molly crafts an immersive experience inspired by contemplation, amity, nature, and the ephemeral.
The album showcases five newly commissioned works for viola by Australian composers, seamlessly blending the alto voice and drawing from folk, improvisation, experimental, and contemporary classical genres.
At its core is a piece premiered in 2020 by composer Jared Yapp, titled A Simple Song for Complex Times.
The project's namesake, "Elva," pays homage to Molly's great-grandmother, capturing a poignant moment in time.
Intertwining this narrative are curated selections from Bach, Debussy, Schulhoff, and Silvestrov, punctuated by Molly's own five interludes. Elva promises a rich tapestry of sound and emotion, weaving together tradition and innovation in a mesmerising exploration of musical landscapes.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens,, Melbourne, Australia