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Elena Kats-Chernin

Music by Elena Kats-Chernin including highlights from Book of Rags and her much-loved ballet Wild Swans

Enjoy an intimate midday concert in the opulent surrounds of the Town Hall Vestibule.

Revered pianist and composer Elena Kats-Chernin performs highlights from Book of Rags, her much-loved ballet Wild Swans and the new opera Whiteley, together with brand new compositions and improvisations in her inimitable style.

Elena Kats-Chernin is one of Australia’s foremost contemporary composers, acknowledged worldwide for her colourful, vibrant and uplifting compositions for theatre, ballet, orchestra, chamber ensemble and piano.

Kats-Chernin’s music memorably featured at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games – broadcast world wide to an audience of millions – as well as the 2003 Rugby World Cup and 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Kats-Chernin studied music in Moscow, Sydney and Hanover. She has received prizes including Helpmann, Limelight, Sounds Australia and Sydney Theatre Awards, and a Sidney Myer Performing Arts Individual Award.

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Thursday 16 January 2020 from 12pm to 1pm


Adult: $49.00

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