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:
- 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.