Piano Blockbuster 2! - Our End-of-Year Celebration Recital

(Photo by Linda D’Amaro)
(Photo by Linda D’Amaro)

Tuesday December 12, 2023 - commencing at 6.30pm
Piano Blockbuster 2! - The Team's End-of-Year Celebration Recital

Celebrate the end of 2023 with Team of Pianists in the Ballroom at Rippon Lea! Join Team partners Darryl Coote, Rohan Murray, Robert Chamberlain plus brilliant guests from Orix Duo; Kevin Suherman (piano) and Ye Jin Choi (cello), in a delightful program of piano music for four and eight hands at two grand pianos, as well as Mendelssohn's Sonata for cello & piano No. 2 in D major, Op. 58. We are delighted that acclaimed Austalian actor Caroline Craig will narrate the two-piano performance of Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals.

Caroline Craig

Enjoy canapé refreshments (included in the ticket price) and bar drink sales on the pool terrace before the recital, meet committee members of the Friends of the Team of Pianists and enjoy music and festivities in this special heritage venue!

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Recital Programme:

  • Mack Wilberg - Fantasy on Themes from Bizet's Carmen for 2 pianos, 8 hands
  • Saint-Saëns - Carnival of the Animals for two pianos (Darryl Coote & Robert Chamberlain - with narration by acclaimed Australian actor Caroline Craig)
  • Mendelssohn - Sonata for Cello & Piano No. 2 in D major, Op. 58 (Orix Duo - Ye Jin Choi, cello & Kevin Suherman, piano)
  • William Gillock - Champagne Toccata for 2 pianos, 8 hands

Pianomania 8 Hands Performance

Schedule for the evening:

  • 6.30 - 6.45pm - guests arrive
  • 6.45 - 7.15pm - Canapé service on the Pool Terrace or inside the Ballroom (depending on weather), with drinks at bar prices
  • 7.30 - 8.10pm - Recital first half
  • 8.10 - 8.30pm - Interval (drinks available at bar prices)
  • 8.30 - 9.10pm - Recital second half
  • 9.10 - 9.30pm - Bar service at the conclusion of the recital
  • 9.30pm (approx) - End of the evening

Orix Duo in the park

With the support of our valued sponsor Bernie's Music Land, this recital will feature two Schimmel Konzert Series Grand pianos.

Schimmel K 219 Image
Venue: Rippon Lea Ballroom

192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick
Off-street parking in the grounds from 6.00pm

This recital forms a special part of the Team’s Rigg Bequest Classic Music in Historic Venues 2023 - 2024 series and features a specially discounted ticket price for current financial members of FOTOPS!

Please note: due to catering requirements, bookings must close on Saturday December 9 at 5.00pm and no door sales will be possible on the night.

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"...chamber music as it was intended..."

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