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AURA GO PIANOTBC ACTORRICHARD PYROS DIRECTOR AND CO-ADAPTOR
CHOPIN 24 Preludes, Op. 28 (1835-39)
In the winter of 1838-9 Frédéric Chopin – along with his lover, the brilliant and pioneering writer George Sand – hunkered down in a former monastery in Majorca, determined to complete the set of 24 Preludes he had picked away at since 1836.
The story of the primitive local instrument on which Chopin completed this great monument of the Romantic piano literature is key to this unique collaboration between director Richard Pyros, a to be announced actor, and pianist Aura Go – a Musica Viva Futuremaker, equipped with an astonishing palette and imagination. Drawing on an inspiring cast of real-life characters set amongst a complete performance of the Preludes, these three artists trace the rich history and ultimate fate of the Majorcan piano, in a dramatic mix of words and music, adapted from Paul Kildea’s book Chopin’s Piano. Their performance underlines the sheer originality of the Preludes, the enduring power of Chopin, and the changing nature of his music over time.
A Reserve Adult: $106Concession: $93Under 40: $40B Reserve Adult: $80Concession: $69Under 40: $40C ReserveAdult: $56Concession: $49Under 40: $40
Wednesday 4 November 2021, 7pm
Conservatorium TheatreQueensland ConservatoriumGriffith University140 Grey StreetSouth Bank, Brisbane
75 minutes, no interval
A Reserve Group 10+: $95.40B Reserve Group 10+: $72.00C ReserveGroup 10+: $50.40