Carl Rafferty presents...
A perfect entertainment for a wet weekend!
I’m thrilled to be presenting a lovely entertainment with my daughter, the glorious soprano Kate, and the wonderfully elegant clarinettist Oliver Shermacher.
The forecast is for another wet weekend. Why not plan a cheering visit to the ANU Drill Hall gallery with your friends?
You’ll arrive at the Gallery to the smell of the fresh coffee and the pop of champagne corks.
You’ll enjoy an uplifting and entertaining concert and you can enjoy the art and a chat over a glass of bubbly and a nibble.
These concerts start at 5.30pm, and are finished just in time for dinner. The perfect end to a weekend day!
All tickets are $50, including wine and a nibble.
Pass this email on to your friends, and book some tickets now so you don’t miss this fine entertainment.
I’ve selected a programme that gives you great variety, emotional range, and tunes that won’t leave your head.
Read on to be tempted by these fabulous selections…
You’ll be thrilled by the virtuosity and joyousness of Schubert’s “Shepherd on the Rock”. This showpiece for soprano and clarinet celebrates alpine beauty and the coming of spring.
You’ll be enraptured by the profound peace, tinged with melancholy, of the adagio from Mozart’s clarinet concerto. This is music that smiles through tears.
You’ll have a quiet chuckle at the silliness of the group of children’s songs. These wry settings of Lewis Carroll and A.A. Milne are far too clever to be wasted on kids.
Not surprisingly the Rafferty family love singing Irish tunes. “The Kerry Dance” will lilt its way into your heart.
You’ll smell the jasmine and the orange trees as the wonderful melody of Tarrega’s “Memories of the Alhambra” takes you to Old Spain. This song is a recollection of a moonlit walk through the perfumed gardens of Granada.
Kate will give you contrasting and heartfelt arias from two operatic roles that fit her voice like a glove. You’ll relish the dramatic predicaments of two very different women:
The courtesan Violetta Valery is near death and heartbroken at the loss of her love when she sings the almost breathless and resigned “Addio del passato” (“Farewell, happy dreams of the past”).
The very noble Donna Anna, prompted by the murder of her father and Don Giovanni’s attack on her virtue, works herself into a fury of indignation. “Or sai chi l'onore…Vendetta ti chiedo…” (“For the loss of my honour I swear vengeance”)
I’ll be giving the first public airing of some cheeky piano pieces I wrote in Austria last November: “Three Viennese Rags”. They’re pretty silly, but a good foil to the other fine music on the programme.
I’m greatly looking forward to welcoming you to this entertainment featuring my wonderful daughter Kate and some of her dear and talented friends.
Best wishes from Carl
0417 429 899