Presented by Bridie King
Young pianists and singers will celebrate with their music in an imaginary indoors 1950s summer picnic setting while outside autumn is cooling down the real world, its a BYO party, prizes for best sunglasses and hats in a parade during interval, with music directed by Bridie King.
Bridie King is a dedicated teacher of piano who skills in teaching have been honed also by being a performing musician, band leader of the Boogie Kings, and recording artist, noted since 1979 as ‘a force in Sydney’s Blues Scene for 3 decades’, (Fine Music magazine 2008). In the Piano Picnic she presents her students, known for their excellence and confidence in performance of popular and roots styles, will play in an imaginary picnic scene rather the expected concert hall presentation. Extraordinary concerts by young musicians in Bridie’s tutelage since the 1970s (see the Balmain Book, Liddell, 1982) have been a hallmark of her practice and the Piano Picnic promises to reflect music that is freely played, to delight listeners’ senses, and to spread joy through audience members and players joining together in a fun atmosphere created by the imagination, food and music.