Third in our “Great Cities” series, this year we travel back in time to Paris.
The year is 1863 and the Emperor Napoleon III has decreed that all paintings rejected by the Salon’s judges can be exhibit in a near room "wishing to let the public judge the legitimacy of the artist's complaints".
Thus was born the first Salon des Refusés and the seed of Impressionism was planted.
Using 5 famous paintings as focal point, this program explores French poetry and music inspired by them through songs by Debussy, Fauré, Duparc and duets by Chausson.
Looking to future generations of painters and composers, we pay tribute to Poulenc on the 50th anniversary of his death with a performance of his monumental song cycle Le Travail du Peintre.
Merlyn Quaife, soprano
Nicholas Dinopoulos, bass-baritone
Andrea Katz, piano
MRC Box Office Tel: 03-9699 3333
On line: melbournerecital.com
Tickets Standard $40 Concession $30
You can follow our MRC performances through their Local Heroes brochure.
On Friday February 8 we made our début at fortyfivedownstairs in Melbourne's CBD. This very trendy gallery has a fantastically versitile performing space and we presented a program of Gypsy songs to the delight and enjoyment of the audience.
Here are some pictures taken by Graeme Ellis.