Sky Circle : pianist Alessandra Garosi
- Date: Friday, 4 November 2011, 8:00pm
- Venue: Sydney Opera House - Utzon Room — Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW
- Tickets: Full $30 / Concession $20 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 9250 7777
Alessandra Garosi is known as one of the most versatile contemporary pianist. She has been involved at major international festival and in music theatre as a soloist and as part of Harmonia Ensemble, one of the first italian cross-over chamber music groups. Despite her classical training, Alessandra has always been interested in popular, folk and cross-over music. She has collaborated with musicians such as Michael Nyman, Enrico Rava, Stefano Bollani, Harvey Sachs, Gavin Bryars, Roger Eno, Daniel Schell, Giorgio Gaslini, Damiano Santini, Kamran Khacheh and Riccardo Riccardi and others. Many composers have written music for her. Whilst travelling in Australia, Alessandra met an Indigenous didgeridoo player, resulting in a piano recital called Suoni dal Mondo which she toured in Italy, Germany and Slovenia.
In Sky Circle, pianist Alessandra Garosi performs a range of “sky inspirations” by composers from around the world such as Philipp Glass, Peter Sculthorpe, Damiano Santini and Heitor Villa-Lobos. The nocturnal atmosphere evoked by Peter Sculthorpe contrasts with Santini’s abstract music picture in Zodiac. Greenings starts the day and proceeds with May Howlett and Daniel Schell and their visions of the sunshine. With Heitor Villa-Lobos’ O Boisino de Plumbo, blue sky comes down to earth once more, then the night re-appears with Philipp Glass’s scary Dracula and Sky Circle.
Featured non-Australian music: Damiano Santi, Heitor Villa-lobo, Kijin Funatsu, Daniel Schell, Philip Glass
Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 9250 7777
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