Pianist Dr Edward Neeman (Juilliard School) teams up with violinist, Dan Russell, Artistic Director of the Phoenix Collective, for a recital from Ye Olde England, calm, restful works evoking scenes of lush green pastures and mother England. Violin and piano sonatas by Delius and Elgar pave the way for one of the most exquisite works in the violin repertoire, The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams, a work based on English poet, George Meredith’s famous poem. The concerts are in Sydney, Canberra and on the Central Coast of NSW.
The Australian-American pianist Edward Neeman has performed around the world. A prizewinner at numerous international piano competitions, including first prize in the Joaquín Rodrigo Competition in Madrid, Dr. Neeman has appeared as a soloist with the Prague Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, Kentucky Symphony, Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, and the American West Symphony among others.
Ye Olde England – Phoenix Collective Program: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1, Frederick Delius/ ‘The Lark Ascending’, Ralph Vaughan Williams/ – Interval -/ ‘Molly on the Shore’, Percy Grainger/ Sonata for Violin and Piano, Edward Elgar
Canberra: Thursday 21st November, 7pm – 9pm/ Larry Sitsky Recital Room, ANU School of Music, Building 100, William Herbert Pl. Canberra
Sydney: Saturday 23rd November, 2.30pm – 4.30pm/ Christ Church, 10 Walker Street, Lavender Bay, North Sydney/
Central Coast: Sunday 24th November, 2.30 – 4.30pm/ Greenway Chapel, 460 Avoca Dr, Green Point. Central Coast.