EASTWINDS & GUESTS
Lounge in the gardens outside Winthrop Hall while the captivating sounds of Eastwinds float through the summer air.
Kicking off our PIAF 2017 Chamber Music Series, this eclectic ensemble will take you on a world-tour with their vibrant blend of cultural music. Eastwinds expertly combine impressive improvisation, fresh instrumental ideas and captivating rhythms, creating a sound that will gently ease you into the robust music on offer throughout the series.
Fri 17 Feb, 5pm & 9pm
SCULTHORPE WORKS FOR SOLO PIANO
Evocative, grand and expansive in its harmony and structure, the piano music of Peter Sculthorpe paints a vivid picture of Australia, our Indigenous culture and far away places.
Sculthorpe’s piano works are relatively unknown compared to his more iconic larger scale works Kakadu, Irkanda, Sun Music and the string quartets. However, there are many wonderful pieces in this body of work that share all the qualities we admire and adore in his oeuvre.
Renowned Australian musician Tamara-Anna Cislowska has become synonymous with these piano compositions – her rousing commanding recording of these works being endorsed by Sculthorpe himself before he passed away in 2015. On this special occasion – in the relaxed open air setting of Winthrop gardens – Cislowska shares these rare pieces with the stories behind the music.
Sat 18 Feb, 6pm
ELENA KATS-CHERNIN & TAMARA-ANNA CISLOWSKA: BUTTERFLYING
In a charming, unique expression of fun and exploration, pianist Tamara-Anna Cislowska – 2015 ARIA Award-winner for Best Classical Album – storms the stage with Elena Kats-Chernin, one of Australia’s great composers.
Performing four hands at the piano and improvising live, the duo traverse the wondrous catalogue of Kats-Chernin’s music, presenting fresh interpretations of well-loved works and unveiling new treasures.
Expect memorable music moments as you witness the joyful relationship between the composer and her long-time collaborator.
Sat 18 Feb, 8.45pm
Classical Music Program Associate Yarmila Alfonzetti speaks about Chamber Music Series and the sublime music you will hear at the performances.
Dates, Times & Access
Fri 17–Sun 19 Feb