Free Concert to Acknowledge 100th Anniversary of Armistice of WWI
Together with Alliance Française and the French Embassy in Australia, the City of Unley will acknowledge the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of World War I, and celebrate the special relationship between Unley and Pozières, and France and South Australia, with a free concert featuring award winning French pianist, Maxime Zecchini.
Five fingers, all that Maxime Zecchini requires to not just play a piano but to make it sound like an entire orchestral composition. He is best known for practising the ‘left hand repertoire’, where a musician uses a single hand to play compositions that would ideally require all ten fingers.
The world tour which began a few months ago is a vibrant celebration of the end of the First World War. By choosing to play an extract from the Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, a major piece written by composer Maurice Ravel between 1929 and 1930, Maxime reminds us that this piece was commissioned by Paul Wittgenstein, the Austrian pianist who lost his right arm in combat on the Russian front during the War.
The free concert is open to the community to attend and will be held in the lovely chapel of Concordia College.
- What: Pieces for the Left Hand
WWI Centenary Tribute by French Pianist, Maxime Zecchini
- When: Sunday 18 March, 3pm to 4.30pm
- Where: Concordia College Chapel, 45 Cheltenham Street, Highgate
Erin Thompson, City of Unley Communications Officer, 0420 507 599