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Sonya Lifschitz Piano Recital


Sonya Lifschitz Piano Recital

  • Date: Sunday, 2 October 2016, 5pm
  • Venue: fortyfivedownstairs — 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC
  • Tickets: Full: $38 | Concession: $35 | Seniors: $35 | Group 6+: $35 | Under 30s: $33 (limited availability) — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

The Architecture of Time

Music. Words. Film. Poetry.

Internationally acclaimed virtuoso and piano maverick Sonya Lifschitz, embarks on a multi-media tour de force piano program, exploring urban, pastoral and cosmic landscapes, from the Australian Parliament to the ancient Kingdom of Atlantis, ca.10000 B.C.

Showcasing masterpieces spanning three centuries, this immersive and re-imagined piano recital will take the listeners on an unforgettable adventure, weaving its way from the irrepressible energy and pulsation of Rob Davidson’s politically charged City Portraits, based on the history-bending speeches by Julia Gillard, Percy Grainger, Frank Lloyd-Wright and Corbusier, through the melancholy lyricism of Tchaikovsky’s Seasons, to the mystical symbolism of George Crumb’s Makrokosmos (Book I).

Interwoven with video projections and spoken word by two Melbourne poets, this sonic-visual feast will delight, engage and provoke.


Robert Davidson (b. 1965), City Portraits
George Crumb (b. 1929), Makrokosmos, Book I (selections)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), The Seasons, Op.37 (selections)

Davidson, Architecture
Tchaikovsky, October: Autumn Song
Crumb, Pisces: Proteus
Davidson, Not Now Not Ever
Tchaikovsky, May: Starlit Nights
Crumb, Taurus: Pastorale
Davidson, Sun, Green, Space
Tchaikovsky, June: Barcarolle
Crumb, Aries: Spring-Fire (Aries)
Davidson, Music is the Art of Agony
Crumb, Leo: The Magic Circle of Infinity
Crumb, Aquarius: Spiral Galaxy

Featured non-Australian music: Crumb, Tchaikovsky

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 9662 9966 or by email to info@fortyfivedownstairs.com

Featured Australian Works

City portraits (solo piano) (2016) by Robert Davidson
— performed by Sonya Lifschitz

Featured artists

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