Cancelled: Babkas, Bagels & Black Forest

Stiletto Sisters


Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise Stiletto Sisters on Wednesday 30 September has been cancelled.

Melbourne Recital Centre cares deeply about the health and safety of its audiences, artists and staff. We acknowledge that the suspension of normal operations in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a difficult but essential action for the health of the Victorian public. We are committed to supporting our staff during this time and difficult circumstances. We thank our community for its support during this challenging time.

All ticket holders are entitled to a full refund via their original point of purchase. We are currently in the process of arranging refunds.

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Event details

Stiletto Sisters has been wooing audiences for over a decade with its seductive blend of Hungarian gypsy, tango and love songs from around the world.

Led 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.

Are you sitting comfortably with a slice of your favourite chocolate babka? Or perhaps a fresh, warm and yeasty ‘sufganiyot’? Enjoy the voluptuous pleasures of the Stiletto Sisters as they serve up a rich and sonorous offering of Jewish music. Forming the emotional heart of this concert are Henryk Wieniawski ‘s ‘Légende’, Joseph Achron’s brilliant ‘Hebrew Melody’ and Ernst Bloch’s delicate ‘Jewish Song’.

These passionate works are set amidst a swirling selection of Yiddish, Hebrew and Sephardic delights and a pinch of riotous klezmer frenzy – melded together with the Stiletto Sisters unique brand of charm, blazing intensity and humour.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Stiletto Sisters


Stiletto Sisters
Hope Csutoros violin
Jo To double bass
Judy Gunson piano accordion


Ernest Bloch
Jewish Song

Joseph Achron
Hebrew Melody, Op.33

Henryk Wieniawsky
Légende Op.17

Traditional Yiddish
Chiribim Chiribom
Bublitcky Bagelach

John Zorn
Meholalot (Woundings)

Naftule Brandwein
Der Heiser Bulgar

Traditional Sephardic
La Serena

Leonard Cohen


This production is part of the following series:

Local Heroes 2020

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