|Australian Digital Concert Hall:
Bastille Day Concert; A Retrospective of French Piano Music
For local and out of town/overseas listeners and viewers: If you’d like to celebrate Bastille Day with something a little bit different, come hear my Australian Digital Concert Hall recital at the Athenaeum 2 in the city, or watch it live-streamed online. A must for Francophiles, this concert is a sampling of piano music by French and French-influenced composers who lived between 1694 and 2019.
The program begins with the delicious Le Coucou by Daquin and popular Mozart variations on a French nursery rhyme, Ah! Vous dirai-je maman. We then visit works from the two most adored of the Parisian circle of ex-pat composers, Chopin and Liszt.
The epitome of French elegance in a gorgeous nocturne by Faure sets up some water music by the impressionists Debussy and Ravel. To close, I will offer two French Chansons, a lovely homage to Edith Piaf by Poulenc, and my own transcription of Les Moulins de Mon Coeur (English version: The Windmills of Your Mind) by Michel Legrand.
Remember, if the time or date is inconvenient, all you have to do is purchase the AUD $24 ticket anytime before the concert begins. It will be available for a single viewing for 72 hours from the morning after the concert!
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2022
Time: 7 pm GMT+10
Venue: MDCH, Athenaeum 2 Studio and Digital Hub, Melbourne, i.e., your lounge/living room or favourtie chair
Dress Code: Black tie or your favourite dressing gown/robe and slippers!
Tickets: Live at venue: $44/$32. Online, with a 72-hour window for viewing, $24