Concert unearths rare musical works
VICTORIA PARK PLAYING the rare viola da gamba, Victoria Park musician Makoto Harris Takao will perform in Art Song Perth’s second 25th anniversary concert this year on Mother’s Day.
Voices, poetry and a trio of tenor voice, lute and viola da gamba will come together for Songs My Mother Taught Me, a celebration that will showcase emerging and established artists.
Takao and lutenist Aiden Deasey, who will both play period instruments in this performance, will accompany tenor Jonathan Brain performing Renaissance songs.
The trio’s theme of lute songs across Europe will transport the audience through England, Italy, Germany, Spain and France, with musical selections portraying the intimate court life of the era.
Takao is a founding member of the Perth Viol Consort, which is committed to the performance of rare and unknown works from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Marian Nelson will introduce the audience to the music of Charles Koechlin as she sings Quatre poems by d’Edmond Haraucort accompanied by David Dockery on piano.
Daniella Sicari will sing works by Clara Schumann, and Berlioz. The Berlioz works tell stories of the wandering orphan Zaide (watch for the castanets).
Art Song Perth is celebrating its 25th anniversary year with four concerts. This is the second concert in the series for the not-for-profit organisation.
Makoto Harris Takao.