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Christian-Pierre La Marca (cello) & Itamar Golan (piano) | Wonderful World

20 July 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST

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The elite of the French Cellists” – LE MONDE

Wonderful World is an immersive “concert-show”, imagined and created by french star cellist Christian-Pierre La Marca, as part of his commitment to raising public awareness about saving our planet as well as issues of protecting our environment.

As La Marca explains, and using his own eloquent instrument in a unique and unprecedented project of solidarity, “music has the ability to awaken consciences, to make people more sensitive, without trying to convince or mobilize them. Music is a short circuit that goes straight to the heart”.

The cello, in the hands of Christian- Pierre La Marca, has often been compared to the human voice, in its handling of the melodic lines and curves, its flexibility, its lyrical intensity. Accompanied by stunning film, images and works by photographer and director Yann Arthus-Bertrand along with text recitations, La Marca and famed israeli pianist, Itamar Golan present an ode to nature, an apolitical vision that awakens consciousness through beauty and the artistic force of multiple arts. It questions our current global situation, the climate emergency and outlines prospects for ecological conversion. Themes speak about nature, cities, animals, endangered species, climate change… An immersive journey conducive to reflection, meditation and public awareness.

This concert is an ode to nature as artistic mission. To awaken consciences around the world”. – Christian-Pierre La Marca

The works in this programme span from the baroque to film music, jazz and modern music. The music alternates with stunning screen images and narrations of engaging texts by the great women and men who have marked the history of ecology. These texts include poems, speeches and reflections by Lucrèce, Rousseau, Ghandi, Rimbaud, Baudelaire, De Noailles, Châteaubriand, Rhabi.

You will hear songs of wonder, questioning, wake-up calls, and songs of prayer: all are heard in the course of these twenty-six titles, reflected in the images by esteemed French environmentalist, activist, journalist and photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand.J.S. Bach : Cello Suite I BWV 1007 – Prelude

INTRODUCTION

J.S. Bach: Cello Suite no.1 – Prelude (2’)

WONDER

L.v. Beethoven : Sonata no.4 for cello and piano op.102 no.1, Andante-Allegro (6’15)

Gabriel Fauré: Après un rêve (3’)

THE HUMAN CRY

F. Say: Sonata for cello and piano “ Four Cities”

The Issue of Water:

1.Sivas (6’) Pollution, cities and waste

2. Hopa (4’45)

THE EARTH CRY

The loss of biodiversity: forests, Amazonia: Earth’s Lung

Antonin Dvorak : Silent Woods (6′)

The Seas, the Oceans

Claude Debussy : Images – « Reflets dans l’eau » for piano solo (5’45)

Endangered species

Rameau : « Rappel des oiseaux » pour piano seul (3′)

Camille Saint-Saëns : Le Cygne for cello and piano (3’)

Nikolaï Rimsky-Korsakov : Flight of the Bumblebee (1’20)

Global Warming

G. Gershwin: “Summertime” for cello and piano (4’)

INTERDEPENDANCE BETWEEN NATURE AND HUMANS

Night

Henry Mancini : Moon River arr. Gassot/La Marca(3’)

Day

Ludovico Einaudi: I Giorni : arr. Gassot/La Marca (4’)

The Seasons Nils Frahm: Wintermusik Ambre arr. Gassot/La Marca (4’)

AWARENESS

P. Tchaikovsky : Valse Sentimentale (2’10)

SONG OF PRAISE

O. Messiaen : « Louange a l’éternité de Jesus » from “Quatuor pour la fin du Temps” (9’)

PROSPECTS & AWAKENING

H. Harlen: “Over the Rainbow” (3’40)

Astor Piazzolla: Grand Tango (6’30)

CONCLUSION

Bob Thiele and George David Weiss: What a Wonderful World (3’30)

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20 July 2024
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
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