Musica Viva: Paul Grabowsky & Andrea Lam

Thursday 23 June 2022, 7.30pm
146 days from now
Grabowsky can seem to create a pastiche of an idiom out of which a deep truth will grow in the improvising. Australian Jazz
[Lam’s] melting lyricism, filigree touch and spirited eloquence were compelling. She played with a firm purpose, attention to nuance and produced a spectrum of ravishing colour. The Australian

In 1741 J.S. Bach sketched a simple, almost transparent, aria that he then spun into 30 miraculous variations. In this national tour for Musica Viva Australia, Andrea Lam and Paul Grabowsky present their very different solo takes on the resultant work, the Goldberg Variations.

Pianist Andrea Lam – who first performed with an orchestra at the age of thirteen, studied music at Yale, and whose praises have been sung by countless critics – will play Bach’s notes on the instrument where she earned her fame.

Legendary Australian musician Paul Grabowsky then has his turn, creating his own extraordinary, jazz-inflected response to Bach’s eternally beautiful theme.

Artists:

ANDREA LAM Piano

PAUL GRABOWSKY AO Piano

PROGRAM –

BACH Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (1741)

GRABOWSKY Improvisations on the Aria from Bach’s Goldberg Variations

Event Duration:

80 minutes plus interval

musicaviva.com.au/grabowsky-lam
Single tickets on sale: Tuesday 11 January 2022, 10am AEDT

Dates

  • Thursday 23 June 2022 7:30 PM

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Prices

  • A Reserve $102
  • Under 40 $40

Contact

  • Civic Theatre Ticket Office
  • 4929 1977

Venue

City Hall
290 King Street
Newcastle
2300