Longing to spend your lunch hour device-free and served with a slice of serenity?
Drop in for City Recital Hall’s long running series of lunchtime concerts, A Little Lunch Music. Each concert is an hour of musical escapism performed by some of Australia’s best artists and acclaimed international musicians. Take your pick from one (or all!) of 12 events in 2019, and return to the rest of your day feeling uplifted and inspired.
Following his triumphant 2018 tour with Selby & Friends, award-winning Canadian violinist Alexandre Da Costa returns to City Recital Hall with some of the most beautiful and virtuosic music from Spain, Germany and eastern Europe. From the romance of Tchaikovsky and Wagner, to the virtuosity of Kreisler and the passionate flamenco and gypsy melodies of Sarasate and De Falla, this is a performance that will leave you humming any number of tunes for the rest of the afternoon!
Recognised as a musical prodigy and virtuoso, Canadian born Alexandre Da Costa has performed over two thousand concerts around the world and received many national and international awards, including the 2012 JUNO award and first prize in the Pablo Sarasate International Violin Competition. Living for many years in Spain and Austria, Da Costa has played and recorded as soloist with more than a 100 different orchestras including London’s Royal Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic and Vienna Symphoniker, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the National TV and Radio Orchestra of Spain, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, and many more. A Sony Classical artist, his latest recordings include ‘Stradivarius at the Opera’, and the Tchaikovsky violin concertos. Artistic Director of the Laurentians International Music Festival, and touring year-round, Da Costa performs on a Stradivarius of 1701.
Alexandre Da Costa violin
Tchaikovsky Lensky’s Air from Eugene Onegin
Kreisler Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta
Sarasate Gypsy Airs
De Falla Spanish Dance
Duration: approximately one hour, no interval
Feel free to bring your lunch into the auditorium. Our Lobby Bar is stocked with a range of light meal options or you can BYO.
Other events in the A Little Lunch Music series:
Orava Quartet with Kathryn Selby AM - Wed 30 Jan 12.30pm
Clancy Newman - Thu 28 Feb 12.30pm
Taryn Fiebig - Thu 28 Mar 12.30pm
Russell Torrance in Conversation - Tue 9 Apr 12.30pm
Beethoven’s Triple - Thu 23 May 12.30pm
Zane and Jy-Perry Banks - Thu 27 Jun 12.30pm
Dr V’s Swing Thing - Tue 16 Jul 12.30pm
Jayson Gillham - Tue 6 Aug 12.30pm
Maggie Ferguson Tango & Friends - Tue 10 Sep 12.30pm
Emily Sun - Tue 29 Oct 12.30pm
Bandaluzia Flamenco - Thu 12 Dec 12.30pm
All tickets $15
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Details are correct at time of publication