11-13 October 2024

Mirror Worlds

Piano Guru Weaves Magic

Date and Time
Sun 13 Oct, 11.30am
Reardon Theatre
60 minutes
$39 / $32

Festival titan and past artistic director Stephen McIntyre, renowned in Australia and around the world as one of this country’s most cherished musicians, transports us with a recital of entrancing music by Maurice Ravel, masterfully unveiling a portal to parallel universes of the surreal. The stage is set with a tender evocation of a little princess from a bygone Spanish court, before Ravel holds up his magic Miroirs and behold, a resplendent array of sights and sounds – a valley of sonorous bells, a lone ship on the rippling waves of the ocean, glistening invocations of sorrowful birds and flickering moths, and a Spanish court jester exuberantly performing his Alborada or morning song – and concluding with swirling mists and vapours, gradually and tantalizingly revealing an immense ballroom filled with dancers in the frenzied throes of La Valse.

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Maurice Ravel
Pavane pour une infante défunte
Maurice Ravel
Maurice Ravel
La valse

Stephen McIntyre Piano