AFCM – Homelands, Townsville Civic Theatre

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Ruth plays the traditional English dance tune My Lady Carey’s Dompe on Renaissance bray harp and joins mezzo soprano Lotte Betts-Dean to perform the traditional Irish tune My Lagan Love.  Other composers featured in this concert include Astor Piazzolla, Xiaogang Ye, Pavel Fischer, Connor D’netto and Franz Liszt.

Ghostly Shadows – Townsville Civic Theatre

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Ruth plays a 13th C English Estampie and 16C English work Greensleeves on Renaissance bray harp in an evening of music hosted by Christopher Lawrence. The concert also features Tan Dun’s Concerto for string quartet and pipa and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A minor Op.50.

Evening Safari – St James’ Cathedral – Townsville

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Ruth features on concert harp in Claude Debussy’s Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp, L.137 alongside Sally Walker (flute) and Jennifer Stumm (viola). In this work Debussy looked back far beyond the impressionism of his earlier works to the emotional reserve and textural clarity of the music of the French baroque. It is one of Debussy’s most uncompromisingly modern creations, about …