Portraying scenes and places from around the world, Camerata’s Landscapesconcert offered a mixed and not totally successful musical program.

The eclectic Landscapesprogram represented a musical collection of diverse works designed to take us on a tantalising world journey to evoke the scenes, flavours and images of places that many of us do not have the chance to physically visit at this time. It was an interesting idea, with 20th-century works from England, Spain, Greece and the mythological world of Stravinsky. However, the predominant focus was Australian with both contemporary and First Nations works.

Emily Wurramara performing with Camerata Landscapes

Originally conceived to include the splendid artistry of First Nations violinist and dancer, Eric Avery, this concert program was changed due to COVID lockdowns. To replace the original scheduled Avery performance, Camerata attracted the marvellous award-winning singer, Emily Wurramara. Originally from Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory, Wurramara has a silky-smooth, sultry voice and sang two of her own songs in her original language, Anindilyakwa, accompanied by the Camerata strings. The first was an anthem of yearning, Ngarrikwujeyinama, or The Seabed Mining...