PIANIST BACK TO TACKLE CLASSICS
THE beautiful sounds of tinkling ivory keys will kick off the Fremantle Heritage Festival when pianist Simon Tedeschi takes to the stage.
His show Kaleidoscope gives the audience a chance to hear the piano in all its glory as he tackles Schubert, Chopin, Prokofiev and Fats Waller.
Tedeschi said watching a six-year-old child with cerebral palsy play piano as part of his physical therapy inspired him to take up the instrument.
“The highs and lows of the piano, as well as its massive power, were an incredible cocktail for a young me,” he said.
“Through music I get the opportunity to communicate with all walks of life, especially people who may be going through hardship. Music has the power to transform and heal like no other medium.”
Tedeschi said he was looking forward to performing in Fremantle for the Heritage Festival.
“It has been over a decade since I was last in Fremantle, I can’t wait to be back,” he said.
“Kaleidoscope is the title of my program, and like the looking glass with all the colours, it is a potpourri of piano repertoire across the centuries.
“Accordingly, heritage, the repository of experiences, history and knowledge that the composer put into the music, is naturally integral to a great composition.”
Kaleidoscope is at St Johns Church on May 27 from 8pm.