30 November 2023

Musica Viva Australia: Long Lost Loves (And Grey Suede Gloves)

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Musica Viva Australia: Long Lost Loves (And Grey Suede Gloves), The Canberra Theatre Centre. Photo: Supplied.

Join mezzo-soprano Anna Dowsley and pianist Michael Curtain for an evening of story-telling over the piano, inspired by the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom, devised by Paul Kildea and Ian Dickson, and written and directed by Constantine Costi.

William Bolcom, who just celebrated his 85th birthday, occupies a unique place in the repertoire. Not quite art song, not quite cabaret, his settings of Arnold Weinstein’s deliciously dry lyrics continue a grand tradition stretching from Schubert to Sondheim of making words dance, fly and sing.

Hear some of their best-loved songs, from ‘Amor’ to ‘At the last lousy moments of love’, woven into a poignant meditation on life, love and living in the moment.

The details:

What: Musica Viva Australia: Long Lost Loves (And Grey Suede Gloves)
When: Friday, 1 March 2024, 7 pm
Where: Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Cct, Canberra ACT 2601
Cost: $62.00–$115.00 plus transaction fee. Get tickets here.

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