Stand with Sydney Concert 2 (Melbourne Digital Concert Hall)
Contact their NSW colleagues in a week in Sydney to a new blockade musician and art organizer from Melbourne, a city that knows all about the COVID-19 turmoil.
The Melbourne Digital Concert Hall hosts a series of live concerts from the Concourse Theater Concert Hall in Chatswood on Sydney’s North Shore. Former Musica Viva Australia CEO Mary Joe Caps is mentioned in the introduction to the second concert by MDCH co-director cellist Chris. Howlett and marketer Adele Schonhardt raised $ 1.4 million for artists who “pulled rugs under them.”
The first concert on Friday, July 2 featured acclaimed pianist Gerald Willems, pianist and conductor Roland Peelman, soprano Mayakovalevska, early music ensemble Murray project and countertenor Russell Harcourt. ..
The second in the series, as Caps pointed out, consists of an Australian classical guitar by Andrew Blanche and an opening of American harp Emily Granger, as well as an arrangement of lesser-known and well-known pieces. It was a diverse semi-concert with a rare combination with the recital that was done. World premiere by Elena Katz-composed for Chelnin’s tango for harp and guitar, especially for duets.
Blanch and Granger are notable Musica Viva artists, both living in Australia, but began performing together while working as artists on the Canadian campus.
They opened the set with their own arrangements of three of Enrique Granados’ twelve songs. 12 Spanish dances For Piano-Oriental, Villaneska, Rondala Aragonesa-Jota (the last one arranged by Blanche Richard Charlton’s friend and guitarist). Even the best mics and cutting edge sound systems can’t really justify the subtle tones and colors of these mostly acoustic instruments, but the arrangement works great and the two instruments I swapped out the main melody.
Charlton was also responsible for arranging his next work, the much appreciated and frequently reworked work of Maurice Ravel. Pavane for a funeral infant, Blanch and Granger were one of the first works he worked on while in Canada.
Kats-Chernin’s new work turned out to be short and very sweet. A pretty romantic and elegant stocking filler with a melody of nostalgia.
Then a change of program – an impromptu for Gabriel Fauré’s harp was initially planned, but unfortunately it was withdrawn from the recital. Instead, I got a fascinating arrangement by Ross Edwards, a piece composed in Australia. Emily’s song Of Mantra and flowers at nightHe first composed the piece to encourage his daughter to continue her piano lessons, but since then he has lived a life of his own.
The last piece in two is by Argentinian composer Maximo Diego Puyol. Sweet magic.. Its four sections cover many areas and end with a candombe blues. It reminded this listener of Charles Mingus’ classic jazz working song. Brilliantly performed by Brunch and Granger, the song became a stage of its own in the second half, with Sydney pianist Simon Tedeschi and unrivaled Fidler vocalist George Washin Machine playing selections from George and Ira Gershwin. Did.
Tedeschi started a session at Kawai Grand Rhapsody in blue – Works “inadvertently” linked to it. “I have played it several times in combination with so many arrangements, but I never got tired of it.” Still giving off a shine and a fresh sound under his fingers, this is very Now the perfect curtain shaver for a relaxing couple of two old friends with different musical backgrounds.
Tedezki, one of Australia’s finest classical pianists, has accompanied world-renowned harmonica master Larry Adler on numerous tours and has always had the natural talent to love jazz at this time. I worked with him – later I found out what he told all pianists, but I was the last! “
La Contour washing machine, multi-instrumentalist, then I have rhythm With a violin solo worthy of his great hero Stéphane Grappelli or Stuff Smith.
The duo, who seemed to be relaxed and entertaining together, and hadn’t passed out in front of the empty cave-like concert hall, joked, But you hug me, not for me, they all laugh And ended with ubiquitous Summer time Of Porgy and Bess.
“Imagine every onlooker in the house wearing Ugg boots with tea in one hand and Terilen pajamas,” Washingmachine outfitted at one point.
Having said that, the concert was a great solace for the temporary loss of live music in Sydney. And, of course, it brings income to the musicians who have struggled so hard for the past 18 months.
The third concert in the MDCH series with the Ensemble The Offspring, Roland Peelman and Anna Fraser Live broadcast From Chatswood on Wednesday July 14 at 7 p.m. The ticket is $ 24.