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Chindamo + Black: Bridge, Korngold, Handel, Gershwin, Piazzolla, Richter, Chindamo & Elgar
16 October 2022 @ 17:00 - 18:30$35 – $40
Edward Elgar composed his beautiful musical 'love letter' Salut D'Amour in 1888 as an engagement present for author Caroline Alice, who had recently presented him with her poem The Wind at Dawn.
Setting the scene for the concert, Zoë Black and Joe Chindamo capture the old world charm and romance encapsulated by the iconic English Composer through two of his most famous works, along with a set of pieces by his contemporary Frank Bridge (who famously taught Benjamin Britten).
Extending the theme across the ocean to America, we shall hear a work based on Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing of the same title - a sweepingly romantic suite by the legendary Erich Korngold, perhaps best known for his grand scores for Hollywood's Golden Age, such as the original Robin Hood (starring Errol Flynn). Complimenting this, from Korngold's American contemporary George Gershwin, is a concert arrangement of the latter's It ain't necessarily so from his iconic opera Porgy and Bess.
Included in this concert are other delights: reimaginings of the adagio of Haydn's Emperor String quartet, Handel's exquisite aria Lascia ch'Io Pianga, Max Richter’s hauntingly meditative Mercy and Astor Piazzolla's passionately and fiery La Muerte Del Angel.
Rounding the programme is Joe Chindamo's Spiegelhaus - a piece featured on the duo's ARIA nominated CD Dido's Lament - which evokes the Fellini - esque world of 1950's Rome.