The Sonata Project
Nov
11
6:15pm 6:15pm

The Sonata Project

In the inaugural concert, three sonatas are composed by our rising stars Aristea Mellos, Jane Stanley and Melody Eötvös. The fourth work is by internationally renowned and much-loved composer Ross Edwards.

6:15pm for pre-concert activities
7pm for concert

My audience will be irresistibly drawn into deep appreciation for these new works through the commentary of the composers and my demonstration.

The Fazioli concert grand on which I will play provides me with all the colour, the clarity of tone and robustness required of the music to bring them to life. It is truly a beautiful instrument.

A most exciting aspect of the first Sonata Project concert is the convergence of a variety of leading Australian creative minds. I have a most visionary and enterprising support team that is overseeing the concert’s development and ensuring its success. Together, we will recreate an atmosphere of joy and excitement for the future of music and live performance that people experienced in the salon concerts of the romantic-composer pianists of the past.

And finally, I have recorded all these works to a CD called Crossing Boundaries. It is produced by Tall Poppies and will be launched on the night! Thank you to Peter Rejto, my engineer and Belinda Webster, my producer. 
 

(Donations provide complimentary access to the concert)

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“Stars and Senses”
Oct
10
6:30pm 6:30pm

“Stars and Senses”

Performers

  • Bernadette Harvey, piano
  • Jenny Duck-Chong, mezzo soprano

Program

Ross Edwards (born 1943) 
Five Senses

Tim Dargaville (born 1962) 
The Path to Higher Ground

Sonata for Solo Piano

Sadie Harrison (born 1965) 
With what do winter’s summers sing

Michael Berkeley (born 1948) 
Typewriter Music

Brad Taylor-Newling
Stars, set to the poetry of David Malouf

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"Two Pianos... and Percussion"
Sep
12
6:30pm 6:30pm

"Two Pianos... and Percussion"

Performers

  • Bernadette Harvey - Piano
  • Daniel Herscovitch - Piano

Program

Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)
La valse, poème chorégraphique

Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945)
Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
En Blanc et Noir, Suite for Two Pianos

Bela Bartok
Pieces (7) from Mikrokosmos for Two Pianos
Sz. 108, BB 120
 

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Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival 2017
Mar
12
to Mar 19

Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival 2017

FESTIVAL 2017
March 12–19, 2017

When you love chamber music, the opportunity to experience all it has to offer within a short period is significant and memorable. The juxtaposition of well-known pieces and unexplored compositions over the course of a week during which brilliant musicians come to the stage in different arrangements is a unique opportunity.

The 25th Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival, under the thoughtful direction of Artistic Director Peter Rejto, reveals the full range, skill, and artistry of the world-class musicians who we are proud to host.

Open rehearsals enable you to get behind the scenes. A youth concert brings chamber music to the community. Master classes enable the amateur and the curious to learn from the best. And a gala dinner and concert offers the opportunity to combine food and chamber music.

Performers

New York Wind Quintet
Bernadette Harvey
and
Nicholas Daniel

Ludwig Thuille
Sextet for Piano and Winds in Bb

Performers

  • Carol Wincenc, Flute
  • Bernadette Harvey

Aaron Copland
Duo for Flute and Piano
 

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Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival 2015
Mar
15
to Mar 22

Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival 2015

FESTIVAL 2015
March 12–19, 2017

Performers

  • Steven Doane
  • Bernadette Harvey

Benjamin Britten
Sonata for Cello and Piano

Performers

  • Paul Neubauer, Viola
  • Bernadette Harvey, Piano

Benjamin Dale
Romance, Op 2 from Suite in D minor

Performers

  • Marc-André Hamelin
  • Bernadette Harvey
  • Svet Stoyanov
  • Matthew Strauss

Bela Bartok
Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion

Performers

  • Marc-André Hamelin
  • Bernadette Harvey

Maurice Ravel
La Valse, for Two Pianos

Live Performance from Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival on March 18, 2015 at Leo Rich Theater performed by Paul Neubauer, viola & Bernadette Harvey, piano. Video & Audio Courtesy of Matt Snyder, Allegro Recordings. Video editing: Peter Rejto
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