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  Katie Noonen

Notes on a concert with the Brodsky Quartet at the Sydney City Recital Hall, May 2016.

The first half of the concert were classical pieces set to poems by Judith Wright which had been commissioned by the group and written by Australian composers. They were remarkable. (Noonen's mother is soprano Maggie Noonen and they sometimes perform together.)

I loved the classical songs but I suspect many of the audience were like my neighbours who enjoyed the post interval Elvis Costello jazz songs better. The audience obviously knew and loved these songs and sang along with Fragile, the very last song of a generous two and a half hour performance.

Hopefully the Judith Wright poetry compositions will be played often and in a few years audiences will be able to sing along to those as well.


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2903 Katie Noonen sings
Watercolou on paperr
Size: 14.8 x 21 cm)

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