“Melvyn Tan…the most thoughtful, elegant, and refined of pianists.” The Guardian
Melvyn Tan - Guest Keyboard soloist
Skye McIntosh - Artistic Director
Australian Haydn Ensemble
Join AHE and Artistic Director Skye McIntosh as they present one of the world’s greatest forte-pianists, Melvyn Tan, in a program inspired by the beauty and romance of classical Paris.
Melvyn Tan, a pioneer of performance on historical instruments and renowned for his “delicacy and peerless, silvery virtuosity”, performs the concerto Mozart wrote for the Parisian pianist, Maria Theresa von Paradis, No.18 in B flat major. Exploration, insight and imagination are vital ingredients in Melvyn Tan’s blend of artistic attributes.
The Ensemble also presents the Australian premiere of a symphony by the legendary African Parisian violinist, director, swordsman, soldier and composer Chevalier de Saint-Georges, known as ‘The Black Mozart’. Director of the Paris Opera, he was also responsible for the commission of Haydn’s highly acclaimed Paris Symphonies.
AHE performs in its full orchestral configuration, presenting one of these great symphonies – No.85 ‘The Queen’ dedicated to Marie Antoinette.
City Recital Hall Angel Place @ 2 Angel Place, Sydney, NSW 2000
$40 - $95
(02) 8256 2222 or australianhaydn website