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Sat 21 Sep

So Much Myself: Piano Portraits

Presented by Brisbane Festival and the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

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So Much Myself: Piano Portraits

“Lifschitz was a force of extraordinary density and capacity"

A musical portrait gallery of female creators spanning a millennium.

Following the success of their internationally acclaimed work Stalin’s Piano, virtuoso pianist Sonya Lifschitz and composer Robert Davidson deliver So Much Myself: Piano Portraits, an audiovisual epic that weaves solo piano, video, archival audio, and narrative in a complex, interconnecting tapestry of stories celebrating discovery. A millennium of female artists, scientists and leaders come to life, their words made musical.

The voices of Patti Smith, Frida Kahlo, Marie Curie, Nina Simone, Clara Schumann’s students, Aunty Delmae Barton, Greta Thunberg, and other adventurers are joined by Sonya’s narrative voice, including a conversation with her Ukrainian grandmother and great aunt about their escape from Kyiv in 1941 as Nazi bombs fell.

So Much Myself: Piano Portraits is an exploration of big themes in history, shining the light on people bringing their fullest selves to the challenges of convention, danger, inertia and prejudice.


Price

Tickets from $45 - $55

Times

7:00pm

Duration

80 mins no interval

Where

Conservatorium Theatre - Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

140 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia

Venue info

Accessibility

Wheelchair Accessible

Important Info

Latecomers will be held at doors and admitted at an appropriate time by venue staff.

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★★★★ ½ A recital for the modern day...Lifschitz is a theatre actor, an orchestra and a soloist all at the same time.

The Age

★★★★ ½ A captivatingly scrapbooky interplay between piano and the voices of history.

Limelight

#Artist

Sonya Lifschitz

Sonya Lifschitz

Sonya Lifschitz is a pianist working across many contexts, with repertoire spanning from 15th century Faenza.


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How to get there

Conservatorium Theatre - Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

140 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia

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