The Parlour: Grainger at Home

Sat 6 July 2019
8:00pm - 9:20pm
Kew Court House

188 High Street
Kew VIC 3101

Cost
$32 Adult, $27 Concession
07/06/2019 8:00pm 07/06/2019 9:20pm The Parlour: Grainger at Home Boroondara’s Percy Grainger was a megastar of the European, North American and Australian stages in the early 1900s, attracting sell-out audiences for his piano recitals. Grainger at Home is an exciting new work exploring the private and creative life of this acclaimed composer, lyricist and performer, through the voice of his wife and companion, Ella. Ella shares stories of their life together and touches on more than a few simmering issues in the Grainger saga.  The music presented in this semi-staged recital includes songs and piano solos written by Percy Grainger and his friends, as well as the rarely heard Five Settings of Ella Grainger. Join acclaimed local opera ensemble The Parlour as they present this new work written by Lucy Esdaile and Karen Van Spall. Featuring: David Lempriere-Laughton (piano), Hannah Vanderheide (as Ella Grainger), Karen Van Spall (Mezzo Soprano), Adam Miller (Baritone). Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes Interval: Yes Image credit: Unknown photographer. Ella and Percy Christchurch 1935, 1935. Silver gelatin print; Grainger Museum Collection, University of Melbourne. , VIC City of Boroondara [email protected] Australia/Melbourne public
Event details

Boroondara’s Percy Grainger was a megastar of the European, North American and Australian stages in the early 1900s, attracting sell-out audiences for his piano recitals. Grainger at Home is an exciting new work exploring the private and creative life of this acclaimed composer, lyricist and performer, through the voice of his wife and companion, Ella. Ella shares stories of their life together and touches on more than a few simmering issues in the Grainger saga. 

The music presented in this semi-staged recital includes songs and piano solos written by Percy Grainger and his friends, as well as the rarely heard Five Settings of Ella Grainger.

Join acclaimed local opera ensemble The Parlour as they present this new work written by Lucy Esdaile and Karen Van Spall.

Featuring: David Lempriere-Laughton (piano), Hannah Vanderheide (as Ella Grainger), Karen Van Spall (Mezzo Soprano), Adam Miller (Baritone).

Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Interval: Yes

Image credit: Unknown photographer. Ella and Percy Christchurch 1935, 1935. Silver gelatin print; Grainger Museum Collection, University of Melbourne.

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Boroondara Arts
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Music
Performance
History and heritage