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The WA Art Gallery's Princely Treasures Film Festival gala Opening begins with a wonderful recital begins with a wonderful recital by Alex Millier (clarinet), Clare Tunney (cello), Irina Vasil'eva -Thoo (piano).

Monday 11 July 2011

Stefano Carboni, Director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, will then officially open the Film Festival and introduce the first of a series on APPRECIATING: Miniature of Peter the Great of Russia with a black page attributed to Baron Gustaf von Mardefeld.


Music and book lovers rejoice! Join us for two inspiring Sunday afternoon concerts at our favourite cosy bookstore café in Mount Hawthorn. Full Media Release

Limited seating so booking is recommended.

Dear friends, "Cappuccinos" events supporters and classical music lovers!

Don't miss this Sunday's piano recital as this will be the last concert for our 'GROVE CLASSICS' winter concert series 2011 at The GROVE. /1 Leake St (cnr Leake St & Stirling Hwy) Peppermint Grove WA 6011./

One of Western Australia's favourite pianists, 'Princess of the Piano' Anna Sleptsova, presents a recital of her favourite works for solo piano by Chopin and Liszt. Don’t miss out!

When: Sunday 26th June 2011 4:30pm

Where: 1 Leake St (cnr Leake St & Stirling Hwy) Peppermint Grove WA 6011.

Cappuccino Concerts and The Grove Library will be holding Fraser Gallop Estate wine tasting and serving coffee, generously donated by Fiori Coffee.

The Music

The gamut of emotions contained within Chopin's 24 Preludes is impressive. None of the Preludes are particularly long, and some of them, are of almost disconcerting brevity. The truncated formal structures and abbreviated phrase patterns that result from this general miniaturisation—far from diminishing the works' expressive power—actually serve to focus each of the pieces in an extraordinarily effective way.

The Apparitions comprise a set of three pieces in which the twenty-three-year-old Liszt demonstrates just how rapidly the European musical aesthetic was evolving in wake of Beethoven, who had died just seven years earlier. Throughout his life, Liszt felt compelled to re-interpret the music of other composers in his own fashion. The Apparitions are a fine early example of this facet of his musicality, and there is a great deal to be learned from the manner in which he dissects (and reassembles in a fashion which is wholly his own)musical sources which range from Italian opera to Schubert and Chopin.

The Musician

“A brilliant pianist who balanced her sound well and underlined the drama in the music…a dazzling toccata!’’

Joseph Mc Lelland, The Washington Post

Anna Sleptsova has appeared as a recitalist and soloist with orchestras and ensembles in Eastern Europe, Germany, Canada, UK, New Zealand, Australia, United States, France, and Japan. On arrival in Australia, Sydney in 1995, the National Academy of Music, the In 1997 Anna moved to Perth where she was teaching at UWA and now she is a Head of Piano at Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

As a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist Anna has made numerous live and studio recordings for ABC Classic FM. She also appeared on ABC TV, SBS Radio and 2MBS FM. Anna collaborated with several distinguished musicians, among them Roger Smalley, Simon Tedeschi, John Harding, Barbara Jane Gilby, Sophie Rowell, Esther van Stralen, Jane Edwards, Sally Anne Russell, Caitlin Hulcup, Michael Goldschlager, Joel Marangella, Rod McGrath, Allan Meyer, Paul Wright, Daniel Kossov and many others.

Anna is an examiner for AMEB and much in demand as a teacher. She is regularly invited to conduct Master classes at universities and schools in Australia and abroad.

"When people first walk into the building you can hear a sudden intake of breath," she says. "They just love the newness and the light."...

Opened in March and funded in part by the Federal Government's Green Precincts program, the library features state-of-the-art rainwater and wastewater management and recycling systems. These include the reuse of grey, brown and yellow water, power generation through solar panels and wind turbines and energy-efficient systems such as a thermal maze, an in-ground heat exchange, double glazing, light-sensitive illumination and a large clerestory to maximise the use of natural light.

According to the library's project architect, Christian Wetjen, it's the amount of ESD features combined in one project that make the Grove unique in Australia. "We've tried to incorporate everything anybody could come up with," Mr Wetjen says. "The main thing is that there are so many initiatives incorporated and working together in one building, right down to the selection of materials, bin and bike storage and passive energy systems."

That's all good - but what happens inside the library?...

To read the West Australian 'Ultra-modern Grove sets library standard' article by WILLIAM YEOMAN  Click Here

The Pinnacle String Quartet

Sunday 19th June 2011

For your chance to win one of three double passes to the Pinnacle String Quartet concert, simply tell us in 50 words or less about your most memorable music event.

The Quartet will perform Ravel's String Quartet in F, a work of extraordinary beauty and one of the most oft-played string quartet of the twentieth century. ABC Symphony International Young Performers Competition 2010 grand finalist Ashley William Smith then joins the ensemble for a performance of the Clarinet Quintet by Western Australian violinist/composer Graham Wood.

The three most interesting responses will each receive a double pass.

Submit your entry by Sunday 12th June!

This giveaway in now closed - Thank you so much to everyone who entered!



Music Lovers! Mark your diaries as there is still a chance for you not to miss an exciting series of classical music concerts GROVE CLASSICS.Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Zenith Music, the Grove Library is playing temporary home to a beautiful grand piano for the duration of the series...

Every Sunday throughout June Cappuccino Concerts and The Grove Library are holding Fraser Gallop Estate wine tasting and serving coffee, generously donated by Fiori Coffee.





Limited seating so booking is recommended.