THE RYDGES POST
If you are in the mood for a real Sydney Opera House Piano Treat, head there on Saturday, August 16 for the matinee performance from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
The much-loved pianist, David Helfgott, who has just returned from a European tour, will take to the stage to perform the work that led to worldwide fame in the Oscar-winning movie Shine starring Geoffrey Rush in the lead role, Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor.
This concerto, also known as ‘The Rach 3’ was central to the 1996 film and is regarded as the most technically demanding piano concerto ever written. This public performance will see a new challenge – the piece will be performed for the first time ever on two pianos.
David Helfgott is one of Australia’s most treasured musicians and he continues to tour internationally to critical acclaim and enchant audiences worldwide with his passionate musical interpretations and triumphant personal story. He will be joined on stage by internationally acclaimed pianist Rhodri Clarke for ‘The Rach 3’.
But wait, there’s more! The concert will begin with Helfgott playing The Italian Concerto by Bach, and Beethoven’s Appassionata and then Rhodri Clarke will replace the orchestra.
Photo: Wendy Martin