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Isla Baring OAM
Dame Joan Sutherland AC OM DBE
Viola, Lady Tait AM
John McCallum AO CBE
Googie Withers AO CBE
Leanne Benjamin AM OBE
John Frost AM
Patricia Countess of Harewood
Barry Humphries AO CBE
Piers Lane AO
June Mendoza AO OBE
Ermes de Zan
Dr Margaret Mayston AM
Nicola Downer AM
Registered charity 1042797
Tait Winter Prom
St John's Smith Square
Tuesday 9th December 2014 at 7.30pm
Showcasing Australian Talent -- An evening of Music and Ballet
Supported by Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Presented by former Miss Australia, Kimberley Busteed the concert will feature Queenslander, Jayson Gillham, piano, (TMT Awardee 2009), who recently won the prestigious Montreal International Piano Competition. Jayson will open the concert playing Grainger's, Handel in the Strand and Mozarts, Piano Concerto No. 14 in E flat K 449, and will accompany Melbourne born, Elena Xanthoudakis, soprano (TMT Awardee 2008), in one of Mozart's most sublime concert arias, Ch'io mi scordi di te? K.505, for orchestra, soprano and piano.
Sydney Conservatorium graduate Xenia Deviatkina-Loh, Violin, (TMT Awardee 2013), will play The Lark Ascending, Vaughan-Williams...universally loved as one of the great works from the British Isles.
The second half begins with the Pie Jesu from Kenneth MacMillan's, Requiem danced by Sophie Moffatt, a student from The Royal Ballet School. This is a great honour for us as our new Patron, Leanne Benjamin OBE, personally contacted the MacMillan estate to secure the rights. Leanne has a strong association with this work as it was the last piece she performed on the stage of The Royal Opera House before her retirement in 2013. Leanne will personally coach Sophie and prepare her for our Prom performance. Chad Vindin will accompany on the piano with soprano, Marlena Devoe (Winner 2014 Bel Canto Awards) singing Faure's Pie Jesu
Calvin Richardson (TMT Awardee 2013) was honoured by The Royal Ballet School when they programmed his choreography of The Dying Swan at the summer showcase at The Royal Opera House. In September Calvin was invited to join The Royal Ballet and we are delighted that they have permitted him to recreate the performance with Royal Ballet dancer, Matthew Ball dancing the solo with Adam Szabo playing the solo Cello and Chad Vindin, Piano.
Kevin Penkin, Composer Tait Scholar (TMT Awardee 2013)
Adam Szabo, (TMT Awardde 2013/14), and Yelian He, (TMT Awardee 2009) and recent winner of the Australian Cello Awards, will play the thrilling Violoncelles Vibrez! by contemporary Italian composer, Giovanni Sollima followed by the premiere of a new composition by Kevin Penkin, Tait Scholar 2013. Performed by the Tait Chamber Orchestra, Nicola Crowe, Flute will play this new flute concerto and will be a significant debut for Kevin Penkin's latest work entitled, 'Changing Feet'.
Lauren Fagan, Soprano (TMT Awardee 2013)
Lauren Fagan (TMT Awardee 2013) has just joined the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at Covent Garden and is singing a lead role in Rossini's - La scala di seta - October 23rd & 24th at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House Tickets: http://www.roh.org.uk/productions/meet-the-young-artists-week-performance-by-jette-parker-young-artists Lauren will join Gerard Schneider, National Opera Studio, to sing the final scene from Puccini's, La Boheme.
The Tait Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by Kelly Lovelady
Directed by Greg Eldridge
@Presented by Kimberley Busteed
Requiem, Pie Jesu solo
The Dying Swan
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