David Pereira & Andrew Rumsey in Concert - Canberra (rescheduled)

David Pereira & Andrew Rumsey in Concert - Canberra (rescheduled)

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Home of Bill McIntyre and Libby Hewson

17 Astelia Place

Rivett, ACT 2611


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Join David Pereira and Andrew Rumsey as they embark on a stunning program of soaring melodies, lush harmonies, and untamed virtuosity.

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Critically acclaimed cellist, pedagogue, and composer David Pereira, accompanied by pianist Andrew Rumsey, present a program not to be missed. The program starts with the heavenly lyricism of Beach’s ‘Romance’, and is followed by the colossal Franck ‘Sonata in A major’ – a monumental work for cello and piano in equal measure. Following will be a collection of Australian works, including some world premieres composed especially for the event. Don't miss this sumptuous program!

Romance in A major Op.23 – Amy Beach

Sonata in A major – César Franck

I. Allegretto ben moderato

II. Allegro

III. Recitativo-Fantasia: Ben moderato

IV. Allegretto poco mosso


Blue Silence – Elena Kats-Chernin

Lullaby – David Pereira

Dawn of Evening – Sally Greenaway

Night Spell – Alicia Grant

Hymn for the Fires – Kim Cunio

Mirrored from Far Away – Kenneth Lampl

Jungle Fever – Matthew Hindson

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David Pereira is considered to be one of the finest working cellists today. A Senior Lecturer at the ANU School of Music, he has been Principal Cellist of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and has appeared with such esteemed ensembles as the Australia Ensemble, the String Soloists of the Berlin Philharmonic, the Seymour Group, the Chilingirian Quartet, and the Sydney String Quartet, to name a few. He has won many awards, including twice winning the Sounds Australia Award for the Best Performance of an Australian Composition. Pereira has performed all the cello concertos and major concertante pieces from the standard repertoire, as well as premiering many concertos written for him. He has appeared in Europe, Russia, China, India, New Zealand, Japan and the Philippines, and has performed at such venues as Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Concertgebouw, and the Lincoln Centre.

Andrew Rumsey is a Southern Highlands-based pianist, teacher, and examiner for the Australian Music Examinations Board. A Masters graduate of the ANU School of music, concert appearances have taken him to China, Italy, Israel, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Canada, and the USA, including an appearance at Carnegie Hall in 2017. An advocate for new Australian music, Rumsey has premiered several Australian works domestically and abroad, including Michael Dooley’s Piano Concerto No.1 in C# minor and Australian Landscape Sketches.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL: Limited capacity for 70 guests in a lovely home with a performance space and comfortable seating. The performance will begin at 3:00pm and will be followed by a complimentary glass of wine. Tickets only available online via Eventbrite.

Hosts Bill and Libby want to offer opportunities for Canberra audiences to share their passion for classical music, especially after the hiatus caused by Covid-19. The residence is on a battle-axe block with limited parking. Guests are advises to park on Cedrela Place and enter via a footpath at the front of the house.

Contacts: Andrew Rumsey 0413 340 248 or Bill McIntyre 0407 930 717.

IMPORTANT: We ask that you use the hand sanitiser available at the door and that if you are feeling unwell, please postpone your visit. For this reason we will offer a full refund if you need to cancel your ticket due to illness.

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