Saturday 23rd November, 6-7pm
St Mary’s Anglican Church
455 Main St, Kangaroo Point
Franz Schubert – Gretchen am Spinnrade, D. 118
Franz Schubert – An die Musik, D. 547
Franz Schubert – Auf dem Wasser zu Singen, D. 774
Franz Schubert – Du bist die Ruh, D. 776
Maurice Ravel – 5 Melodies Populaires Grecques
Joseph Canteloube – Chants d’Auvergne, selections
Sting – Fields of Gold
George Gershwin – Summertime from Porgy and Bess
Frederick Loewe – I Could Have Danced All Night from My Fair Lady
Cole Porter – The Tale of the Oyster from Fifty Million Frenchmen
Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah
Sara Macliver – Soprano
Alex Raineri – Piano
Artistic director Alex Raineri is joined in recital by one of Australia’s most cherished sopranos, Sara Macliver.
The notion of ‘journey’ is a fundamental facet of the extraordinary effect that music can have over us as humans, storytelling through sound that manifests in emotionally impactful and powerfully subjective ways. Using the theme of ‘Journeys’, this program tells many stories.
Gretchen’s musings on Faust as she sits at the spinning wheel begins a bracket of songs by Franz Schubert which is complemented by Ravel’s gorgeous Greek Songs and Joseph Canteloube’s breathtakingly beautiful depictions of the French countryside in his Songs of the Auvergne. Some popular favourites bring the performance to a close with tunes from My Fair Lady, Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, and songs by Cole Porter, Sting and Leonard Cohen.
Ticket price includes a complementary drink and light refreshments after the performance.