- Cultural Life Series

Alex Raineri Concert 4

- Cultural Life Series
27th October 2016

Opening with the ever-popular Piano Quintet in E-flat by Robert Schumann we then travel forward in time to Germany on the verge of WWI. The second half features one of the masterpieces of musical modernism, Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire (1912). Based on the poems of Albert Giraud, this work explores the bewitched world of the clown Pierrot as he ruminates on desire, decadence, and death. Part melodrama, part cabaret, part song-cycle, Pierrot Lunaire is one of the major staples of the 20th century chamber repertoire. After the performance you are invited to join a select group of people on the balcony for a beverage to learn more about ANAM and the musicians.
 
Alex Raineri is an active soloist and chamber musician having performed in numerous countries and is regularly broadcast on ABC Classic FM and the MBS Networks. He was the winner of the Australian National Piano Award, Kerikeri International Piano Competition and ANAM Concerto Competition, among several other prizes. Alex is the pianist and Co-Artistic Director of the contemporary ensemble 'Kupka’s Piano' and recently joined ranks with the 'Southern Cross Soloists', one of Australia’s leading chamber ensembles. Other notable performances have been with Andreas Ottensamer, Sara Macliver, Greta Bradman and concertos with the Queensland, West Australian, Darwin and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, Orchestra Victoria and the Queensland Pops Orchestra.

Alex Raineri is an active soloist and chamber musician having performed in numerous countries and is regularly broadcast on ABC Classic FM and the MBS Networks. He was the winner of the Australian National Piano Award, Kerikeri International Piano Competition and ANAM Concerto Competition, among several other prizes. Alex is the pianist and Co-Artistic Director of the contemporary ensemble 'Kupka’s Piano' and recently joined ranks with the 'Southern Cross Soloists', one of Australia’s leading chamber ensembles. Other notable performances have been with Andreas Ottensamer, Sara Macliver, Greta Bradman and concertos with the Queensland, West Australian, Darwin and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, Orchestra Victoria and the Queensland Pops Orchestra.


SCHUMANN Piano Quintet in E-flat major op. 44
SCHOENBERG Pierrot Lunaire  

Alex Raineri (QLD) curator/piano; Tabatha McFadyen soprano; Kim Falconer (VIC) flute; Ashley Smith clarinet; Elizabeth Welsh violin; Daniel Smith (QLD) cello; Zoe Friesberg (QLD) violin; Kyla Matsuura-Miller (QLD) violin; Katie Yap (alumna) viola and Samuel Payne (NSW) cello.

Venue

Venue: South Melbourne Town Hall

210 Bank Street, South Melbourne

27th October 2016, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Tickets: $25.00

Ticket Price includes GST

Bookings Close: 24th October 2016