THE GREAT ROMANTICS was a most delicious concert . This was the latest in the Live at Lunch series as directed and performed by internationally renowned flautist Jane Rutter and two of her friends Simon Tedeschi ( piano ) and Roger Benedict ( viola) .
Rutter wore a long glamourous red dress and was draped with a feather boa. All three took turns in introducing the various works . Most of the works were by early great Romantic composers ( Schuman ,Schubert and Brahms) . Several of the works are familiar as song cycles here arranged for the trio.
The first work was the first movement of Schubert’sArpeggione Sonata ( arranged for viola and piano ) with a wistful piano opening and a melancholy viola that became a whirling waltzlike dialogue for the two . The music ebbed and flowed with thunderous angry comments by the piano, but this changed and became fragile and delicate with fluttering piano . The came a yearning viola mini solo and pulsating piano.Continue reading LIVE AT LUNCH SERIES: THE GREAT ROMANTICS→
The latest thrilling concert as part of the Live at Lunch series featured the artistic director renowned flautist Jane Rutter and special guests pianists Simon Tedeschi and Kevin Hunt.
Kevin Hunt is a jazz pianist-composer who has performed regularly in the Sydney jazz scene since 1979. Hunt currently performs regularly with vocalist Emma Pask and pianist Simon Tedeschi and is a lecturer at the Conservatorium of Music.
All three were obviously having a hugely enjoyable time as did the packed audience.
The stage was mostly bare apart from a large projection screen and two shiny black pianos facing one another.
Rutter wore a glittering gold and yellow outfit and the two men were dressed in suits.
The latest and last in this year’s series of Live at Lunch concerts was based on the idea of the spirit world /the occult and the magic of nocturnal love . Hence the title THE VAMPIRE DIARIES which Jane Rutter also announced had allusions to the very popular Harry Potter series.
Rutter was extremely Gothicky-elegant in a glittering black out fit with a cloak around her shoulders and a white scarf cravat around her neck. Guest artist Simon Tedeschi was stylish in a smartly cut dark suit.
Goulburn Regional Art Gallery is extending an invitation to the opening of an upcoming exhibition that is bound to attract plenty of interest.
At 3pm on Saturday 30th July Mark Tedeschi AM QC is to open SHOOTING AROUND CORNERS, an exhibition of his award winning photographic practice carried out over the last twenty five years.
Mark’s images range from insightful portraits of prominent Australian artists; his compassionate view of the Aboriginal urban communities of Redfern in the 1980’s, domestic interiors and everyday scenes from the streets of Italy, China and New York and Australian outback characters.
Especially intriguing are the images that capitalise on his unique position as both artist and Senior Crown Prosecutor for New South Wales, in which he is able to give a unique insight into the cloistered world of the justice system and the personalities who work within it.
Mark is also expected to talk briefly about his new book Kidnapped, an account of one of Australia’s most notorious criminal cases.
The mood will then then shift from fine photography to equally fine music with his son Simon taking over with the Simon Tedeschi Supper Concert, expected to take place around 4.30 pm.
Simon will perform a variety of his favourite tunes on the gallery’s baby grand piano. The audience is then invited to enjoy supper which will include partaking of a delicious, casual regional produce grazing table set up for the occasion.
Entry to the opening of the photographic exhibition is free. Tickets to the Piano Recital and supper are $50 plus booking fee. It is recommended to book if you are interested in attending as this event is expected to sell out quickly.
Tickets can be booked by phoning the Gallery on 48234494 or by email email@example.com
Music lovers are in for a treat this Sunday afternoon with the concert Classics at Dusk featuring one of Australia’s most sought after pianists Simon Tedeschi with some very special friends. The concert will take place at the North Shore synagogue in Lindfield, and is being held as part of this very active congregations’ 75th birthday celebrations.
The 90 minute program will feature an intriguing mix of music including works by George Gershwin, Lewandowski, Bruch, Ravel, Rosenblatt and Blumenthal. The brilliant pianist will be accompanied by North Shore synagogue Cantor Zvi Teichtahl, a very highly regarded lyric tenor, and musicians Benjamin Adler (recently named the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Emerging Artist for 2016) on lead violin, Angela Cassar on violin, Elizabeth Woolnough on viola, Joseph Eisinger on cello and Samantha Coates on piano.
The first of this year’s ‘Live at Lunch’ concert series at the Concourse at Chatswood was superb. Jane Rutter and Simon Tedeschi’s playing was mesmerizing .The packed, thrilled audience loved it .
Rutter wore a striking off the shoulder, heavily embroidered, Chinese style dress that floated. Tedeschi was elegant in a dark suit and tie. Rutter wore her long curly hair free and at times posed and looked coquettishly over her shoulder at the audience whilst playing. Also of note was that both played at times barefoot, in homage to Satie, a ‘free spirit’.