Simon Tedeschi – Gershwin & Me

Tedeschi explores Gershwin the legend - his friends, his influences, his idiosyncrasies, his complexity and his groove in this masterful concert

“Gershwin has in many ways been the musical accompaniment to my life. Like any composer, however, George Gershwin was more than an island – he was a repository of cultural influences and experiences that informed his compositional style. From 19th century Russia to Tin Pan Alley, Stride piano to Cuba, Gershwin took everything in but invested them all with his unique sound. Join me on a personal journey through some of Gershwin’s works and classical composers in his world.”- Simon Tedeschi

The program will include Gershwin favourites including I Got Rhythm, Summertime, ‘S Wonderful, The Man I Love, Rhapsody in Blue and more from composers from Gershwin’s world, including Rachmaninov, Debussy, Grainger and Fats Waller.

Simon Tedeschi is one of Australia’s most renowned and sought-after pianists and the recipient of numerous prestigious prizes including a Centenary of Federation Medal. He has performed in major concert halls throughout Europe, North America and Asia, and for world leaders such as Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama and their Royal Highnesses the Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark.

As soloist, Tedeschi regularly performs with orchestras around Australia including the Sydney and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras, Sydney Opera House, Musica Viva and Queensland Music Festival. He is a performer of international renown, working with esteemed conductors including Richard Bonynge, Alan Gilbert, Michael Halász, Jun Märkl and Sir William Southgate.

“Tedeschi is eminently suited to mine the rich variety that is the Gershwin heritage… Tedeschi can dive and dive deeply he does … with a pulsating delivery … the abundance of his musicality serves these treasures well”

– The New York City Jazz Record, 2014 (Gershwin: Take Two)

 

Tedeschi draws the listener into his world… a rare gift.” – London Evening Standard

 

“True greatness” - Sydney Morning Herald

 

SINGLE TICKETS

ADULT $35                          CONCESSION $30

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SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE

Subscribe to all four concerts for just $132 (Adult) or $116 (Concession) – a saving of 20% on a season of sublime performances.

All tickets include complimentary wine, cheese and crackers at a post-show reception, offering the opportunity to meet the artists.

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SUBSCRIBE AND WIN!

All 2015 Piano Series subscribers will have the chance to win some wonderful prizes, including Roger Woodward’s definitive musical autobiography – Beyond Black And White: my life in music. A wonderful read, particularly when complemented by Woodward’s 4 CD set, A Concerto Collection, kindly donated by the ABC Shop, Penrith.

Also up for grabs: a baker’s dozen of brilliant CDs from Simon Tedeschi, Tamara-Anna Cislowska, Joseph Tawadros, Daniel Rojas and the Acacia Quartet.

 

Simon Tedeschi

  • Saturday, Mar 7 2015 8:00pm

“Gershwin has in many ways been the musical accompaniment to my life. Like any composer, however, George Gershwin was more than an island – he was a repository of cultural influences and experiences that informed his compositional style. From 19th century Russia to Tin Pan Alley, Stride piano to Cuba, Gershwin took everything in but invested them all with his unique sound. Join me on a personal journey through some of Gershwin’s works and classical composers in his world.”- Simon Tedeschi

The program will include Gershwin favourites including I Got Rhythm, Summertime, ‘S Wonderful, The Man I Love, Rhapsody in Blue and more from composers from Gershwin’s world, including Rachmaninov, Debussy, Grainger and Fats Waller.

Simon Tedeschi is one of Australia’s most renowned and sought-after pianists and the recipient of numerous prestigious prizes including a Centenary of Federation Medal. He has performed in major concert halls throughout Europe, North America and Asia, and for world leaders such as Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama and their Royal Highnesses the Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark.

As soloist, Tedeschi regularly performs with orchestras around Australia including the Sydney and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras, Sydney Opera House, Musica Viva and Queensland Music Festival. He is a performer of international renown, working with esteemed conductors including Richard Bonynge, Alan Gilbert, Michael Halász, Jun Märkl and Sir William Southgate.

“Tedeschi is eminently suited to mine the rich variety that is the Gershwin heritage… Tedeschi can dive and dive deeply he does … with a pulsating delivery … the abundance of his musicality serves these treasures well”

– The New York City Jazz Record, 2014 (Gershwin: Take Two)

 

Tedeschi draws the listener into his world… a rare gift.” – London Evening Standard

 

“True greatness” - Sydney Morning Herald

 

SINGLE TICKETS

ADULT $35                          CONCESSION $30

Buy tickets »

SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE

Subscribe to all four concerts for just $132 (Adult) or $116 (Concession) – a saving of 20% on a season of sublime performances.

All tickets include complimentary wine, cheese and crackers at a post-show reception, offering the opportunity to meet the artists.

Subscribe »

SUBSCRIBE AND WIN!

All 2015 Piano Series subscribers will have the chance to win some wonderful prizes, including Roger Woodward’s definitive musical autobiography – Beyond Black And White: my life in music. A wonderful read, particularly when complemented by Woodward’s 4 CD set, A Concerto Collection, kindly donated by the ABC Shop, Penrith.

Also up for grabs: a baker’s dozen of brilliant CDs from Simon Tedeschi, Tamara-Anna Cislowska, Joseph Tawadros, Daniel Rojas and the Acacia Quartet.

 

Simon Tedeschi

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