Out West Piano Fest comes alive in Bathurst

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    The three-day symphony of the senses comes back to Bathurst, at picturesque Blackdown Farm, as Out West Piano Fest returns 25-27 October.

    Located just five minutes away from Bathurst NSW is a pastoral heritage, art, and culture. It was also once home to Australian artist, Tim Storrier.

    The extensive gardens in full spring bloom offer a stunning backdrop for sumptuous music, food and wine events. Local providores and famed winemakers of the central west offer a suite of gastronomic experiences over the weekend, matched with visual art exhibitions and a celebration of the piano with four superb Australian pianists, Konstantin Shamray, Lee Dionne, Vatche Jambazian and Grace Kim who will move, excite, educate and entertain.

    The sounds of the piano ring out over the landscape as you immerse yourself in the enchanting melodies of five sumptuous concerts. From familiar classics to hidden gems, each performance has been carefully curated by much-loved Australian pianist Konstantin Shamary to create an unforgettable experience, inspired by place, nature and a shared passion for music.

    Festival pianists

    • Konstantin Shamray
    • Vatche Jambazian
    • Grace Kim
    • Lee Dionne
    Festival pianists

    Festival pianists

    25 October Program:

    • Felix Mendelssohn – Overture from A Misdummer Night’s Dream Op.21 (8 hands, 2 pianos)
    • Maurice Ravel – Ondine from Gaspard de la nuit M.55
    • Modest Mussorgsky/Nikolay Artsybushev – Night on Bald Mountain (4 hands)
    • Franz Liszt – from Études d’exécution transcendante S.139 No.11 Harmonies du soir
    • Komitas – Nocturne
    • Frédéric Chopin – from Nocturnes Op.37 No.2 in G major
    • Nikolay Medtner – Piano Sonata Op.25 No.2 in E minor Night Wind

    26 October Program:

    Morning

    • Franz Liszt – from Années de pélerinage II S.161 No.1 Sposalizio
    • Olivier Messiaen – from Visions de l’amen (2 pianos) No.7 Ammen de la Conommation
    • George Enescu – from Suite No.3 for Piano Op.18
    • Maurice Ravel – from Sites auriculaires M.8/13 (2 pianos)
    • Richard Wagner/Karl Klindworth/Konstantin Shamray – Excerpts from Parsifal Act I WWV 111 (4 hands)
    • Maurice Ravel – from Miroirs M.43
    • Sergei Rachmaninoff – from Suite No.1 Op.5 (2 pianos)

    Afternoon

    • Johann Sebastian Bach – Capriccio on the departure of a beloved brother BWV 992
    • Francis Poulenc – Promenades FP24
    • Maurice Ravel – Jeux d’eau M.30
    • Béla Bartók – Out of Doors Sz.81
    • Robert Schumann – Waldszenen Op.82
    • Sergey Prokofiev – 3 Pieces for Piano Op.59
    • Claude Debussy – L’isle Joyeuse

    27 October program:

    Morning

    • Sergei Prokofiev – Train (8 hands)
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart/Ferruccio Busoni – Duettino concertante BV B 88 (2 pianos, 4 hands)
    • Franz Schubert/Sergei Prokofiev – Waltzes (2 pianos, 4 hands)
    • Antonín Dvořák – 4 Slavonic Dances Op.46 (2 pianos, 8 hands)
    • Igor Stravinsky/Achilleas Wastor – The Firebird Suite (2 pianos, 4 hands)

    Afternoon

    • Pyotr Tchaikovsky – from The Seasons Op.37a
    • Franz Liszt – from 12 Lieder von Franz Schubert S.558
    • Franz Liszt – Frühlingsnacht, Lied von Schumann S.568
    • Sergei Rachmaninoff/Earl Wild – from 12 Romances Op.14
    • Igor Stravinsky – The Rite of Spring K015 (2 pianos)

    Packages include:

    • Five concerts
    • Two morning teas
    • Two lunches with matched wines
    • One dinner under the stars with matched wines
    • Souvenir program
    • Free parking (vehicle registration is required)

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