Sunday, November 05, 2006

Simon Tedeschi

We had a most enjoyable concert in All Saints Cathedral a couple of Sundays ago, which featured Simon Tedeschi, a brilliant young Aussie pianist playing Mozart's Piano Concerto No 19 in F, with our Bathurst Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Michael Deasey OAM.

Fiona Thompson, Mitchell Conservatorium director and viola teacher and Melissa McLean, violin teacher performed Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante, one of our favourite Mozart works.

Simon's encores were alsoterrific: he played a sizzling version of Dave Brubeck's Blue Rondo a la Turk, which featured his own improvised blues solos, and a great and difficult transcription of Danny Elfman's Simpsons Theme.

We look forward to hearing Simon again on 26th August next year, playing Grieg's wonderful piano concerto. This tiem round, I'm getting there early, because without a stage, and without tiered seating, we could not see Simon or the piano keyboard, which was a great shame.

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