Garden of Eden

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The Stiletto Sisters takes you into its own Garden of Eden

Stiletto Sisters has been wooing audiences for over a decade with their seductive blend of Hungarian gypsy, tango and love songs from around the world. Lead with breathtaking virtuosity by Hungarian trained violinist Hope Csutoros, the trio features the dynamic piano accordion playing of Judy Gunson and the wonderful talents of Jo To on double bass. The Stiletto Sisters performs with extraordinary emotional range from extreme delicacy to blazing intensity and more than a touch of humour.

The Stiletto Sisters takes you into its own Garden of Eden, performing a selection of favourite songs from the sacred to the everyday – classic songs in Yiddish, Hungarian and Russian about nature, springtime, cooking, love, home and good luck. Admire the transcendent beauty of ‘Nigun’ from Scenes of Hassidic Life by Ernst Bloch, Astor Piazzolla’s celebrated ode to freedom Libertango and a meditative prelude from Dimitri Shostakovich.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Stiletto Sisters

ARTISTS

Hope Csutoros violin & voice
Judy Gunson piano accordion & voice
Jo To double bass & voice

PROGRAM

IVAN VASILIEV (1810-1870) – text by Apollon Grigoriev
Two Guitars

DMITRY SHOSTAKOVITCH (1906-1975)
Prelude No.4 in E minor

ZOLTÁN KODÁLY (1882-1967)
‘Esti Dal’ (‘Night Song’) from Kórusok, ‘Oh my Lord, give me a place to stay for I
am weary with wandering, with hiding and living on foreign land’

JOHN ZORN (b. 1953)
Abidan (The Judge)

GRIGORAȘ DINICU (1889-1949)
Hora Staccato

BENZION WITLER (1907-1961)
Vi Nemt men a bisele mazl (Where to get a little luck)

ERNEST BLOCH (1880-1959)
‘Nigun’ from Baal Shem – Three Pictures from Hassidic Life

ISTVÁN SZELÉNYI (1904-1972)
Bölcsődal (Cradle Song)

ALEKSANDAR SARIEVSKI (1922-2002)
Zajdi zajdi – Jovano Jovanke (traditional Macedonian medley)

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA (1921-1992)
Libertango

TRADITIONAL HUNGARIAN
Mosquito Song

Series

This production is part of the following series:

Local Heroes 2019

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

Venue