Midnight in Moscow

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The Stiletto Sisters have been wooing audiences for the past 12 years with their seductive blend of Hungarian gypsy, tango and love songs from around the world.

Hungarian trained violinist Hope Csutoros, piano accordionist Judy Gunson and double bassist Jo To perform with extraordinary emotional range and intensity with more than a touch of humour.

A sleigh ride through the night. Is that a wolf we hear howling in the distance? The driver urges on our little pony and we arrive at an Inn on the outskirts of Moscow where steaming dumplings are served with bowls of sour cream and golden goblets filled with Vodka. The band, three glamorous and strangely familiar gypsy girls, plays a curious mixture of folk melodies and Shostakovich, Yiddish songs, riotous dances and the music of Regina Ilyinichna Spektor!

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Stiletto Sisters

PROGRAM

Solovyov-Sedoi and poet Mikhail Matusovsky
Moscow Nights (“Evenings in the Moscow Suburbs”)

Alexander Scriabin
Etude in C# minor, Op.2, No.1

Regina Spektor
All the Rowboats (2012) & Us (2004)

Tradtiional
Bublitchki Bagelach

Modest Mussorgsky
Pictures at an Exhibition: No.4 Bydlo (Oxen)

Alfred Schnittke
Schnittke Waltz of Farewell

A. Gutheil
Dark Eyes

Sergei Rachmaninoff
Vocalise, Op. 34, No.14

Traditional
Tumbalalaika

Boris Fomin
Those were the days “Dorogoi dlinnoyu” literally “By the long road”

Ivan Larionov
Kalinka

Sergei Prokofiev
Five Melodies, No.2 & No.5

Series

This production is part of the following series:

Local Heroes 2018

Now in its seventh year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series brings together Melbourne’s best artists in a year-long festival of chamber music.

Stiletto Sisters

The Stiletto Sisters have been wooing audiences in their home town of Melbourne for the past 12 years with their seductive blend of Hungarian gypsy, tango and love songs from around the world.

Venue