Sydney Festival – Show Your Heart – visionary avant-garde piano and voice

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Show Your Heart – Lisa Moore piano and voice – with guests Jenny Khafagi violin and Lloyd Van’t Hoff clarinet

Described as New York’s queen of avant-garde piano, visionary Australian pianist Lisa Moore delivers a unique program ranging from simple pop songs to virtuosic solo piano and rich chamber works.

Known for her lyrical, emotionally powerful and fiercely game interpretations, Moore performs the dramatic Sonata from the Street by Leoš Janáček, before three songs: Frederic Rzewski’s To His Coy Mistress (from her new album release), the world premiere of young Korean composer Soomin Kim’s I’m Doing Well, and I Think It’s Going To Rain Today by Randy Newman, plus the New York City downtown classics David Lang’s wed and Philip Glass’ turbulent Mad Rush.

With guest artist Jenny Khafagi on violin, Moore’s transcendent take on four transformed Yiddish folk songs in the Australian premiere of Bitter Suite by New York’s Martin Bresnick is followed by a grand finale performance of the wild and dancing Soldier’s Tale Suite by Igor Stravinsky, with US-based Brisbane clarinetist Lloyd Van’t Hoff.

An inspiration to composers to offer their wildest ideas, Moore’s combination of music and theatre is as electric as it is transportive.

✭✭✭✭✭ “Moore’s music is never less than dazzling and breathtaking”

– The Australian


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