Flautist Jane Rutter and pianist Simon Tedeschi appear in concert, live and online. The live performance at midday on 18 May will be followed by the digital version at 7 pm (AEST) the same day with availability for 72 hours on Australian Digital Concert Hall.
The duo will perform music by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Schumann and Gershwin. This concert coincides with the launch of Simon’s first book Fugitive, a work using Prokofiev’s Visions Fugitives to inspire meditation on music, poetry, memory and literature.
Included in the program are Tchaikovsky’s Mélodie from Souvenir d’un Lieu Cher which inspired the song These Are the Things I Love, arrangements of Gershwin’s songs, Prokofiev’s Visions Fugitives, The Knights’ Dance from his Romeo & Juliet Suite, Stravinsky’s Danse Russe from Petrushka and Schumann’s Romances Op. 94.
“Deploring the war on Ukraine waged by Putin’s Russia, we remain steadfast in presenting a program close to our hearts. Much Russian music is core to the classical musicians’ staple, and in this instance we proceed with the repertoire, our hearts heavy as we observe the suffering of innocent people. The Russian composers we play were great international artists and musical peace makers. Prokoviev is considered Ukrainian. Tchaikovsky had Kossack / Ukrainian roots, and drew inspiration from Ukrainian folk music. We hope you enjoy this lovely programme, knowing our feelings on this important issue.” – Simon Tedeschi and Jane Rutter
Live at Lunch is Jane Rutter’s successful ’social inclusion’ concert series, now in its 10th year. Presented by Willoughby Council, this is the third concert of six in 2022. Audiences can join Jane and the performers for lunch after the concert by purchasing a lunch and concert ticket package, which includes a delicious meal at Tomi’s Kitchen Vietnamese restaurant.
Concert tickets, and Lunch / Concert ticket package can be purchased by phoning 02 8075 8111 or online at www.theconcourse.com.au
Both The Concourse and Tomi’s Kitchen are COVID safe.
Programme works to be chosen from:
Stravinsky – Danse Russe (from Petrushka) arranged for Flute/Piccolo and Piano
Schumann – Romances Op. 94 I. Nicht schnell II. Einfach, innig III. Nicht schnell
Shostakovich – Theme from the Gadfly; Polka from The Golden Age *
Tchaikovsky – Mélodie for Flute and Piano from Souvenir d’un lieu cher (Op. 42)*
Tchaikovsky – Chant sans Paroles Op. 2, No. 3*
Tchaikovsky – Love theme from Romeo and Juliet
Rota / Mancini – Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet*
Prokofiev – Visions Fugitives
Traditional arranged by Jane Rutter – 2 Ukrainian Folk Songs for solo flute
Gershwin – A Foggy Day in London Town*
Gershwin – Bess, You is my Woman Now from Porgy and Bess*
Prokovfev – Dance of the Knights, from Romeo and Juliet Suite*
* arranged for flute and piano by Jane Rutter