Big Apple Americana Sunday December 3, 2017

Ah, America, what will you bring now? You’ve already given the world jazz, Gershwin and stunning Broadway shows. Simon Tedeschi and Nate Butler’s Studio join us to present the greatest works of Americana since the Cubs won the World Series (what’s that, you say?)

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Steven Stanke

Anastasia Hibbard – Violin
Simon Tedeschi – Piano

BOCK/WILLIAMS Fiddler on the Roof
GERSHWIN Piano Concerto in F
VARIOUS Nate Butler’s studio
(Nate and graduating students)

About our Piano Soloist

Simon Tedeschi is one of Australia’s most renowned and sought-after classical pianists, awarded several prestigious prizes including first prize in the Keyboard division of the Royal Overseas League Competition (UK), Symphony Australia’s Young Performer of the Year Award, and the Legacy Award from the Creativity Foundation (USA). Also recipient of a Centenary of Federation Medal, Tedeschi has performed in major concert halls throughout Europe, North America and Asia, and for world leaders such as George W. Bush, Vladimir Putin, Nelson Mandela, and the Dalai Lama.

Based in Boston, USA for several years, Tedeschi regularly performs with orchestras around Australia and worldwide, in the 2017 season as soloist with Adelaide, Sydney and Christchurch Symphony Orchestras. Other highlights include a new recording and national tour of Richard Strauss’ Enoch Arden with esteemed theatre icon and founder of Bell Shakespeare, John Bell AO OBE, encompassing Sydney Opera House’ Utzon Music Series, His Majesty’s Theatre in Perth, Adelaide Festival Centre, and Queensland Performing Arts Centre. He also performs at South Australia’s SALT festival, at the Concourse for ‘Live at Lunch’, with North Sydney, Penrith and Central Coast Symphony orchestras and several concerts and another recording for ABC Classics with SSO Principal violist Roger Benedict. Upcoming engagements include return tours to China with ‘Meeting Mozart’, and performances with Sydney Symphony Orchestra in 2018.