David Helfgott announces second Caloundra performance
David Helfgott has announced a second performance date in Caloundra for his remarkable solo recital, comprised of an impressive program of romantic compositions.
For Coast residents who may miss out on his fast-selling November 20 recital, there is now the opportunity to see David a week later with a second show date set for November 27.
The program will also include works by Rachmaninov and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's well known Flight of the Bumblebee which David famously performed at the 1996 Academy Awards, the year in which Geoffrey Rush won an Oscar for his portrayal of David, thrusting him into the worldwide spotlight.
The extraordinary seven-time Oscar nominated film Shine revealed David's genius and inspiring life story to the world. David also performed the hypnotising soundtrack for the film.
"David plays beautifully. There's a joy emanating from him which is so much part of his performance. People all come out smiling. With the economy and the world as it is, David is a wonderful asset," said Gillian Helfgott, wife of Australia's most famous pianist.
"In Caloundra, David's program will feature popular works by Fryderyk Chopin including the Etude in E Major, the Waltz No 7 and No 14, and the Ballade No 1 in G Minor. David will also perform works by Liszt, including Etude No 3 ("Un Sospiro"), the Sonetto del Petrarca No 104, and the Sonata in B Minor, which have dazzled audiences all over the world."
The evening promises to showcase David's mesmerising brilliance for classical enthusiasts and general music fans alike.
David Helfgott will perform in recital at The Events Centre on Friday November 20 and 27 at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased by calling (07) 5491 4240 Ticket prices are Adults $59, Concession/Child/Student $55
The Events Centre, Caloundra
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