Andrea Lam. Pic Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

Award-winning pianist Andrea Lam throws open the doors to a dynamic, interactive experience where the audience ‘chooses its own piano adventure’ according to what they wish to hear in that moment – from J. S. Bach to Bill Evans.

The way we listen to music is ever changing with technology. Whether it’s online, via a streaming service, from a playlist we’ve created on our devices, on the radio or in a live audience, more than anything, music is a way to connect and make us feel and think differently.

Andrea Lam’s ‘Choose Your Own (Piano) Adventure’ invites the audience to select their favourites from a list of songs accessed through a QR code on their phone. The songs with the most votes will be played live and interwoven throughout the concert with Schubert’s breathtaking Sonata in A major, D. 959, that reveals and revels in all of life – encapsulating beauty, warmth, grandeur, intimacy, nostalgia, joy, melancholy and whimsy – all elements explored in some way through the audience’s choice of offered works, whichever they will be.

The song selection includes:

  1. S. Bach – Aria from ‘Goldberg Variations’, BWV 988

Frederic Chopin – Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op. Posth.

Johannes Brahms – Intermezzo in A major, Op. 118 no. 2

Robert Schumann – ‘Arabesque’, Op. 18

Claude Debussy – ‘Clair de Lune’

George Gershwin – Prelude

Philip Glass – Etude No. 2

Bill Evans – ‘Peace Piece’

Matthew Hindson – ‘Sad Piano’

Andrea Lam: Choose Your Own (Piano) Adventure is on at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, in the Mullins Studio as part of the Salon program, on Friday 5 August at 7pm. Duration 60 minutes. Tickets: Standard $35. Concession $30. Under 30s $25.     


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