An afternoon of classical piano, beautiful Art song, opera and French Melodie with two of the Queensland Music Conservatorium’s finest students, the 2015 Liev Vlassenko Piano Competition winner Ayesha Gough will perform with Operatic soprano Petah Chapman (Queensland Symphony, ‘The 7 Sopranos’). The program will include Italian aria, Italian song, German Lieder, French Art song and much more.
Third Prizewinner, Kerikeri International Piano Competition, New Zealand (July 2014), Ayesha Gough will delight her audience with the following program:
Beethoven: Sonata Opus 111
Schubert: Grazer Fantasie
Liszt: Vallee D’Obermann, from Book One of Annees de Pelerinage
Liszt/Verdi: Miserere du Trovatore, S.433
Concert tickets $35 adults, $20 under 18s.
Ayesha will conduct a Masterclass at 11 am. Patrons welcome to attend (free entry).
Presented by Caldera Music Events in collaboration with Hearts Aflame Productions. Kawai baby grand piano and venue are generously provided by Hearts Aflame and Flutterbies’ Little Shop Next Door, 21-23 Coolman Street, Tyalgum.
Come and enjoy lunch before Ayesha’s recital, book directly on 6679 3221. Flutterbies Cafe is fully licensed. The concert will include an interval with refreshments available, $5 per person.
Happy International Womens Day: highlighting one of the most insightful and incredible depictions of women in the work of William Shakespeare, Isabella in Measure For Measure. A quick overview: this is a dark comedy exploring virtue and sin. Claudio has been arrested for getting his girlfriend pregnant and Angelo, the strict, dictator judge, has sentenced him to death. When Claudio’s sister Isabella, a novice nun, who is about to enter a convent begs Angelo to show mercy, and save her brothers life, a proposition ensues which sets the tone for the extraordinary brilliance of this play. In Isabella, we find an incredibly complex character in a play where women are often silenced and objectified. Isabella stands as a testament to brilliant writing, especially in a time when female characters often lacked substance. We see her struggle, love, and question the world she once knew. We see her fail and succeed. We see a woman trying to navigate around the authority of powerful men, grasping for the last bits of hope she can find. And for that, Isabella become a pinnacle of not only strength, but weakness as well. Isabella: "Then, Isabel live chaste, and brother, die: More than our brother is our chastity." Her morals are strong amid the chaos and turmoil of Vienna, where the play is set, yet she is the one chastised for her stringent disposition. Though Isabella is the touchstone of the play, her predicament often leaves audiences unsettled with what choice they would make. Isabella’s strength of character, her persuasive power, and her willful obstinacy are revealed in her two key encounters with Angelo. It is interesting to watch how Angelo’s puritanical self-righteousness falls down like a house of cards. Isabella: "Man, proud man. Dress'd in a little brief authority. Most ignorant of what he's most assur'd— His glassy essence—like an angry ape Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven As makes the angels weep; who, with our spleens, would all themselves laugh mortal". She brings in religious as well as social arguments in order to prove that mercy is a better principle than justice. Isabella presents many inconsistencies, but these make her human. ... See MoreSee Less