Music at Ten: Lee Akinsanya, piano; Nan Heo, violin

Event date: 
Saturday, 8th January, 2022 - 10:00 am
Bundanoon Soldiers' Memorial Hall
Entrance $15 Children under 18 free.


Welcome! The Saturday morning magnet Music at Ten is back to draw you in.

What a strong magnet this first concert is - an enchanting and romantic programme from Beethoven's Spring sonata, through Manuel de Falla's Suite Populaire Espagnole to Australian contemporary Elena Kats-Chernin. Add two outstanding Australian musicians and there it is - an irresistible force.

Booking through Trybooking open towards end of December

For your own and others safety please remember Covid prevention behaviour is still appropriate - sanitise hands, keep your distance from others and wear a mask if you can. For concert details see below


Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 24, No. 5, 'Spring'

i) Allegro ii) Adagio molto espressivo iii) Scherzo and Trio iv) Rondo – Allegro ma non troppo

Beethoven's fifth sonata for Violin and Piano, Opus 24 was completed in 1801 and was dedicated to one of his patrons Moritz von Fires. Written at a time before Beethoven would be consumed by his increasing deafness.

Elena Kats-Chernin: Selections from After Dinner Music for Violin and Piano

i) Russian Rag ii) Reflections iii) A Nostalgic Piece iv) Cocktail Rag

After Dinner Music is a collection of twelve pieces.

About Russian Rag KatsChernin writes, 'it has a slightly nostalgic feel, with a slight reference to Russian Cafe Music'. Reflections stems from the composer's music theatre work Mr Barbecue The piece represents the 'sadness of ageing. A Nostalgic Piece, was originally written as the music for Kats Chernin's play Honour. Cocktail Rag was dedicated to the wine-making Lehmann's family.

Manuel de Falla: Suite Populaire Espagnole

i) El Paño Moruno ii) Asturiana iii) Jota iv) Nana v) Cancion vi) Polo

Manuel de Falla was one of Spain’s most important musicians of the first half of the 20th century. He wrote Siete Canciones Populares Españolas in 1910 for voice and piano, and the piece proved immediately popular, prompting arrangements for cello and piano, voice and orchestra, and for violin and piano. 'El Paño Moruno' (The Moorish Cloth) comes from Murcia, and this contrasts with the 'Asturiana', a gentle lament from northern Spain, and the lively Aragonese 'Jota', which has one of the most distinctive of Spanish dance rhythms. ‘Nana’ is an Andalusian lullaby and the 'Canción' is a pensive and elegant love song. The last is the fiery Andalusian 'Polo' which is in the cante hondo singing style of the Andalusian gipsy