‘Sounding the Bridge’ Music Concert


Performed at launch weekend of the Richmond Tasmania Bicentenary with support from Arts Tasmania. Commissioned by Clarence Council Arts and Events via a Festivals Australia grant for the Clarence Jazz Festival 2023. This work for 10 instrumentals and narrator tells the story of the mumirimina people who were permanently removed from their land through colonial settlement on the east side of the Derwent River near Hobart.

Bridge is a 3 part work written to commemorate the placing of the first stone for the construction of the iconic Richmond Bridge. It was premiered on the launch weekend of the Richmond Tasmania Bicentenary, Dec 9, 2023. The performance was made possible by a grant from Arts Tasmania.


When: Saturday 9 December, 7.30pm-9.30pm
Where: Richmond Town Hall
Entry: Ticketed

Experience the magic of witnessing the first ever performance of a new musical work and enjoy a second critically acclaimed arrangement all in one, rich evening.

Introducing the highly anticipated world premiere of ‘Bridge’ by internationally renowned Tasmanian/Coal River Valley composer and pianist Louise Denson.

This captivating musical composition, crafted for six musicians, beautifully commemorates Richmond’s bicentennial year and features celebrated Tasmanian vocalist Elly Hoyt.

Assisted with funding from Arts Tasmania, the debut of this incredible new work is not to be missed.

As well as ‘Bridge’, audiences will also be treated to a performance of mulaka milaythina, The Hunting Ground, which debuted to wide acclaim at the 2023 Clarence Jazz Festival.

Created by Warlpiri and Palawa woman Nunami Sculthorpe-Green in collaboration with Louise Denson, this brilliant and moving work for ten musicians and a narrator tells the story of the Mumirimina people of the Oyster Bay Nation, the original inhabitants of the Richmond area.

Don’t miss the opportunity to witness this once-in-a-lifetime musical journey.

Tickets will sell out fast.