2017 Media Releases

Live at Lunch presents Monet: The Flowers of War 1918

02 May 2017


Wednesday 10 May 12pm
The Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood

Experience a delicious feast for the senses at Live at Lunch’s Monet: The Flowers of War 1918, featuring the exquisite music of WWI French composers as the masterworks of Impressionist Monet are projected onto a big screen.

International flutist and Live at Lunch Curator, Jane Rutter leads ARIA Award-winning pianist Tamara-Anna Cislowska, tenor Andrew Goodwin, cellist David Pereira and violinist Christopher Latham in a performance that will bring the music of Koechlin, Jean Cras, de la Presle, Gaubert, Debussy, Ravel & Boulanger to life. 

“Monet’s Flowers of War is the story of an artist losing his greatest gift - his ability to see - and so, facing the death of everything he loves, he creates more work than any other artist during the Great War,” said Jane Rutter, who in 2016 was decorated with the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres medal for her significant contribution to French culture.

“The works he created during this time include the Japanese Bridge series, Weeping Willows, Flowers, Alley of Roses and the Waterlilies, which was Monet’s contribution towards the French war effort and his way of mourning the loss of the world he knew – la Belle Époque,” she said. 

The 2017 Live at Lunch Season is a collection of brilliant masterworks which pay homage to the Australian Dreamtime, the moon, lullabies and Broadway Classics, featuring some of the best Australian performers including opera superstar, Teddy Tahu-Rhodes, Aboriginal didgeridoo player Blak Douglas, brilliant soprano Amelia Farrugia, piano virtuoso Simon Tedeschi and many more.

Join Jane and her guest artists for lunch after each concert at Terrazza Restaurant on The Concourse. Contact the Box Office on 9411 8144 to purchase a lunch package.

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