Lemasson showed a good strong dark chest register in the opening recitative. The aria ranged across gentle ecstasy, again well controlled pianissimi, difficult roulades and a grand finish.
The first appearance in Melbourne of the ‘Resonance’ series of affordable and approachable intimate classical music performances
Filled with highly melodic and tonal music, even phrases and simple rhythms in the voice part and high demands placed on the performers. It was enjoyable.
There is something quite delightful going to a one hour concert in a beautiful venue listening to fine Sydney performers in a most intelligently designed program.
Chris Cartner’s mission to bring chamber music to different parts of Sydney is a most worthwhile endeavour. He showcases top Sydney talent in intimate surroundings. The concerts are pleasantly a little informal and the big audience at the Lavender Bay performance were enthralled.
The Sonata was superbly played by Ian Sykes with just the right amount of shading as well as expertly delivered helter-skelter ‘runs’ for which the clarinet is famous.
A quiet confidence and approached the music with a freshness and humility. And what a voice it is; she sang throughout with a clear well centred voice with minimal vibrato.
Chris Cartner’s Resonance series gives the floor to dramatic soprano Mylinda Joyce, a golden-piped singer with a proclivity for German and Italian opera.
A very satisfying performance of much-loved Schumann repertoire by a promising young Sydney singer. A glass of wine and the chance to chat with performers in the church hall was an added bonus!
This concert was a fitting end to a great season. Anyone coming to chamber music for the first or fifty- first time will derive great pleasure from a great social enterprise.
Relatively informal mood, Chris speaks about each piece, illuminating the music. A genuine warmth & mutually beneficial relationship between audience & performer
Once again, this exciting new addition to the Sydney classical scene did not disappoint. The Reservoir Trio seems to have a knack for creative programming.
Resonance’s friendly and informal concert series continued last week with a recital by Ella Brinch (viola) and Chris Cartner (piano), performed in Pitt St Uniting Church and Christ Church Lavender Bay. This excellent series of chamber concerts and recitals featuring…
Great music by professional players in an informal and friendly atmosphere I am all for the philosophy behind Chris Cartner’s Resonance Concerts and Events. As Chris explained at this concert on Friday May 30th at the beautiful and stunningly situated…
Today I went to a classical music concert. I’m not what you would call a ‘music lover’. I do like my music, and am musical (at one stage in my life I would even venture to say I was musically…
I’ve been brainwashed to expect programs to have a common thread. It was beautiful engaging music, performed by outstanding musicians with heart & soul. We don’t need a common thread after all.