Göteborgs Konserthus The Nutcracker and I

Event has already taken place. Chamber concert: Alexandra Dariescu piano, Désirée Ballantyne ballerina, Adam Smith animation

Concert length: 2 h incl. intermission Scene: Stenhammarsalen
190-260 SEK Student 95-130 SEK

Event has already taken place

A small but nevertheless multidisciplinary work of art – a selection of gems from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, with a ballet dancer dancing with animations against the colourful phantom theatre of the stage.

Creative pianist Alexandra Dariescu and dancer Désirée Ballantyne breathe life into this imaginative performance, which has had a successful run in London:The Nutcracker and I proved a transformative experience for an old cynic like me and almost makes me believe in fairies and Father Christmas! Praise cannot be high enough for Dariescu’s vision!” (Seen and Heard International)

The concert opens with a selection of piano pieces by two French composers. Lili Boulanger was the child prodigy who won the biggest prize at the conservatoire in Paris, but tragically passed away due to illness, aged only 24. In her piano music, idyll and the deepest gravity go hand in hand, mirroring her artistic temperament.

Germaine Tailleferre was the only female member of Les Six. She attended the conservatoire in Paris, where she found friends for life in Milhaud, Auric and Honegger, socialised with Apollinaire and other poets and artists, won an award in the classes about counterpoint and harmonies, and took a pilot’s licence for hot air balloon! Her brief pieces for piano have an air of the French salons; often smooth as velvet, but with an occasional sharp note, deceptively hidden in the folds.

Programme

L Boulanger Prelude in D-flat major 3 min

L Boulanger Three Pieces for Piano 7 min

Tailleferre Romance 4 min

Tailleferre Pastorale 2 min

Tailleferre Impromptu 3 min

Tailleferre Larghetto 3 min

Tailleferre Valse lente 2 min

Intermission 25 min

Tjajkovskij, arr: Pletnev/Esipoff/Grainger/Sutherland The Nutcracker and I 51 min

Participants

Alexandra Dariescu piano

Désirée Ballantyne ballerina

Nick Hillel director

Adam Smith animation

Jenna Lee choreographer

Sander Loonen tekniker

Yeast Culture videodesign

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Nr 3 2018-2019 Sju frågor till Alexandra Dariescu

Alexandra Dariescu, aktuell i helgens familjekonsert och kammarkonsert, avslöjar bland annat att hon är galen i meloner