Saturday June 6th, 6-7pm (AEST)
Alex Raineri / Piano
Claude Debussy: Suite Bergamasque
Kate Moore: Meuse
Percy Grainger: Molly on the Shore
Percy Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry
Percy Grainger: Country Gardens
Franz Liszt / Richard Wagner: Overture to Tannhäuser
Artistic Director Alex Raineri commences the 2020 streamed festival with a solo piano recital featuring popular works such as Danny Boy, Country Gardens, and Debussy’s famous depiction of moonlight, Clair de Lune.
A collection of seemingly disparate repertoire, the threads that connect the music of Debussy’s youthful Suite Bergamasque, the music of Australian composers Percy Grainger and Kate Moore and Liszt’s famously virtuosic Tannhäuser Overture is their extraordinary capacity to speak to the nature of the human condition in celebration of its inherent beauty. Given the limited capacity for the arts in these globally disrupted times, never has there been a greater power that drives the sharing of stories through music – a universally healing language.