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 concert will begin with much loved pianist, David Helfgott, playing The Italian Concerto by Bach, followed by Beethoven’s Appassionata and then fellow pianist, Rhodri Clarke, will replace the orchestra for the much anticipated climax of the afternoon.
Helfgott, who has just returned from a European tour, will 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.
If you are visiting Sydney to see something at the Opera House, Rydges North Sydney is just across the Harbour Bridge for all your accommodation needs.
Photo: Wendy Martin