JULY: UMBERTO CLERICI (PIANO) AND DANIEL DE BORAH (CELLO)
Master musicians Umberto Clerici and Daniel de Borah perform works from the Romantic era by Mendelssohn and Chopin.July: Umberto Clerici and Daniel de Borah Saturday, 3 July, 7.30pm Sandgate Town Hall Book online: www.musicbythesea.com.auAUGUST: SHARON (CELLO) AND SLAVA GRIGORYAN (CLASSICAL GUITAR)
Guitar wizard Slava Grigoryan said good old Plato knew what he was talking about when he uttered the words, “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” Spoken by one who knows, Slava added that the quote was a beautiful summation of what it’s about.
And when Australia’s favourite music industry couple Slava and Sharon Grigoryan perform in Sandgate, these heady elements will merge in a much-loved, mixed genre playlist.
It includes the Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi, who was known as the Red Priest because of his reddish hair (such a good fellow, he gave musical training to female wards at a home for foundlings); the Spanish nationalist Enrique Granados (the Spanish do guitar so well); award-winning South Australian Anne Cawrse PhD (one to watch); items from the Grigoryan’s own album Our Place; a commission composed by Slava (hot off the press); and items yet to be decided.
“We love all the music on the program,” Slava said. “There’s a connection with it all in a similar way we have a connection with each other.”
“I’ve played in Sandgate many times over the years, and audiences know what I do. This will be the first time Sharon will be there. She’s an extraordinary musician, and the cello works wonderfully well with the guitar. It feels incredibly natural to perform together.
“We’re very fortunate we found each other, both as musical partners and in our own personal lives as well. And being able to share the communication we share with others is a real honor.”Sharon and Slava GrigoryanSaturday, 7 August, 7.30pmSandgate Town HallBook online: www.musicbythesea.com.au