Packed hall gives standing ovations
The Pearl Beach Music Festival held over the June long weekend saw the Memorial Hall packed, according to concert manager Ms Lynne Lillico.
She said this year three programs delighted audiences and received standing ovations.
During the Saturday program, flautist Jane Rutter and guitarist Giuseppe Zangari invited the audience on a musical journey.
"They took the audience with them to stroll the streets of Paris, feel the rhythm of Spanish dance, be hypnotised by the mystic charm of India and transported to the dance halls of Buenos Aires," Ms Lillico said.
On the Saturday evening, pianist Simon Tedeschi and violinist Andrew Haveron came together to pay homage to one of the early 20th century's great duo partnerships, Kreisler and Rachmaninoff.
They recreated a concert program performed and recorded by the duo.
"Andrew and Simon shared their passion for two of their heroes with memorable and dramatic sonatas and one of Kreisler's best-loved, virtuosic works," Ms Lillico said.
"Their concert was worthy of a Carnegie Hall performance," she said.
Ms Lillico said the Sunday concert, Latin Delights, created another musical journey, this time featuring the salon style of the London coffee houses spanning back to the 1930's.
"Performed by Byron Marks, Ziva Altman, Anna Murakawa, Peter Garrity and Danny Morris, their performance included wonderful foot tapping pieces that left the audience wanting more," Ms Lillico said.
Media release, 19 Jun 2019
Lynne Lillico, Pearl Beach Progress Association