An evening of tango and latin song
Slava and Leonard, together with world-renowned baritone José Carbó return to the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall stage for an evening of tango and latin song. They will play the music of Piazzolla, Gardel and Mores, amongst other classic pieces from Latin America.
In 2015 Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series shares the stories of our World War I heroes.
This concert is in tribute to the four Williams brothers of Dunkeld who fought and died together as ANZACs. To read the story, visit the Your WWI Local Hero tab above.
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Grigoryan Brothers
GARDEL / LE PERA
Mi Beunos Aires Querido
Los Pajaros Perdidos
Tango Suite (two movements for guitar duo)
DE DIOS FILIBERTO
GARDEL / LE PERA
El Dia Que Me Quieras
No puede ser
En Esta Tardes Gris
‘Anacleto de Medeiras’ and ‘Chiquinha Gonzaga’ from Retratos
YOUR WWI LOCAL HERO
We Lie Dead in Many Lands: The four sons of William John and Margaret Matilda Williams are among the fallen named on the Dunkeld War Memorial.
Iraq: Michael Wright Williams was born on 1 September 1894 and enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy on 7 December 1912 for seven years. He was a stoker who joined the new Australian submarine, the AE2, in England in 1914. He sailed on the AE2’s epic voyage to Australia, and saw service in German New Guinea in 1914. He was on board when the AE2 forced the Dardanelles on the first Anzac Day, 25 April 1915. He was taken prisoner when the AE2 was scuttled. Stoker Williams suffered as a prisoner of war working on the railway in central Turkey, and died of malaria and dysentery at Bozanti. He is remembered on the Bozanti memorial in the Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery in present-day Iraq.
Turkey: John Edward Williams was a labourer who enlisted in Queensland on 18 September 1914 in the 15th Battalion. He was wounded at Gallipoli in May, returned to his unit in July and was killed in the August offensive, on 8 August. He is buried in the 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery at Gallipoli.
France: Frank Williams was a 22-year-old labourer who enlisted on 29 July 1915 in the 10th Battalion. He was killed in action at Pozières on 23 July 1916 and has no known grave. He is remembered on the Villers-Bretonneux Australian memorial.
France: Thomas Peter Williams enlisted in Tasmania, aged 22, in the 59th Battalion but returned to Australia from South Africa while en route to France with pleurisy and pneumonia. He re-embarked in July 1917 and was serving with the 14th Battalion when he was badly wounded and died on 18 April 1918 near Villers-Bretonneux. He is buried in the Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension, France.
Story by war historian and writer Garrie Hutchinson.
Edited by Gordon Kerry.