New Live at Lunch – Visions, Fugitives and The Lovers

Published on 09 May 2022


On Wednesday 18 May, brilliant pianist Simon Tedeschi joins Live at Lunch Artistic Director and stellar flautist, Jane Rutter on stage at The Concourse Concert Hall in Chatswood to perform Visions, Fugitives and The Lovers.

This beautiful concert is the third in the popular Live at Lunch six-part series. It coincides with the launch of Simon’s first book Fugitive, a work – using Prokofiev’s Visions Fugitives as a thread – that meditates on music, poetry, memory and literature.

Included in the program: Tchaikovsky's Mélodie from Souvenir d'un Lieu Cher Op. 42 (which inspired the song These Are the Things I Love), and Chant sans Paroles; Prokofiev's Visions Fugitives, and Knights' Dance from Romeo & Juliet Suite; Stravinsky's Danse Russe from Petrushka; Schumann's Romances Op. 94 and Mancini's adored Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet.

Live at Lunch Artistic Director, Jane Rutter is an internationally acclaimed concert soloist with a spectacular career that spans decades. Her sublime flute playing has led to 24 best-selling albums. Jane was knighted by France (Chevalier des Arts et Lettres – Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) for her contribution to French Music.

For the past decade, the ever-popular Live at Lunch concert series has been a delicious lunchtime escape for Sydney siders, providing fine music of the highest calibre. With performances in the superb Concert Hall of the Concourse, Chatswood, Sydney, Live at Lunch is an Australian success story.

Join Jane and Simon for lunch after the concert by purchasing a lunch and concert ticket package, which includes a delicious two-course Vietnamese lunch at TôMì’s Kitchen. Located at The Concourse, the restaurant serves modern Vietnamese cuisine with a twist on traditional cooking.


Adult $38* or adult and lunch $64*

Concession $33* or concession and lunch $58*

*Booking fee

Tickets can be purchased by phoning 02 8075 8111 or online at

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For media enquiries, to arrange an interview or photo please contact: 

Roslyn Richardson

Willoughby City Council, Media & Marketing Lead


P: 9777 7896

Biography of artists (pictured):

Simon Tedeschi is one of Australia’s most renowned classical pianists, recipient of prizes such as Symphony Australia’s Young Performer of the Year Award, the Legacy Award from the Creativity Foundation (USA), first prize in the Keyboard division of the Royal Overseas League Competition (UK), and a Centenary of Federation Medal. He has performed in major concert halls and for festivals throughout Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia, and for world leaders including former US President George W. Bush, Vladimir Putin and the Dalai Lama. Simon is acclaimed by respected critics and peers as “True greatness” (Sydney Morning Herald).

Jane Rutter is an internationally-acclaimed Australian flutist, a French knight (Chevalier des Arts et Lettres) considered a major trailblazer in classical music. An expert in French Flute, she is beloved for her on-stage warmth, beautiful classical flute playing, and mystical flute meditations. Soloist, award-winning TV presenter, multi-ARIA nominee, and one of Who Magazine’s 30 Most Beautiful People, Jane is also a composer and Artistic Director. She has performed with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and on the same bill as Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras and Michael Crawford.

’Jane Rutter is one of the finest flautists this country has produced...She is a free spirit, one of the blessed people’. – The Sunday Age


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