Stiletto Sisters

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Stiletto Sisters

Details

The Stiletto Sisters have been wooing audiences for over a decade with their seductive blend of Hungarian folk, tango and love songs from around the world.

About Stiletto Sisters

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. Stiletto Sisters perform with extraordinary emotional range from extreme delicacy to blazing intensity and more than a touch of humour.

About the concert

Have you ever wanted to say ‘Cheers!’ in Hungarian? Or perhaps you’ve been wondering how to bake that spicy honey cake to help you meet Mr. Right? Come with the Stiletto Sisters to the shores of Lake Balaton where the best wines are made. Feast on fish soup with paprika, silver walnuts and golden apples, cherries, elderberries and mushrooms gathered from under the pine trees of the Bakony mountains. Enter a strange world full of mythical creatures including a wicked, magical chicken ‘csodacsirke’, a miraculous white stag and, of course, a mosquito bigger than a horse …

Music by Johannes Brahms, Jenő Hubay, Béla Bartók, Zoltán Kodály and Grigoraș Dinicu as well as traditional Hungarian songs, potions, spells and secret recipes. ‘Egészségedre’!

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ARTISTS

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

PROGRAM

Johannes Brahms
Hungarian Dance No.5

Jenő Hubay
Scène de la csárda No.5, Op.33 ‘The Waves of Lake Balaton’

Jo To
The Fox and the Bear

Béla Bartók
‘Istenem, Istenem (My Lord, My Lord)’ from Nyolc magyar népdal, No.2

Zoltán Kodály
Zöld Erdöben (In the Green Forest)

Béla Bartók
Romanian Folk Dances, Sz.56

Zoltán Kodály
Jo gaszdassony

Traditional Hungarian
Megfogtam egy szúnyogot (Mosquite Song)

Grigoraș Dinicu
Hora Staccato

Traditional Hungarian
Debrecenbe kéne menni (Turkey song)

Johannes Brahms
Hungarian Dance No.1 in G minor, WoO 1

Traditional Hungarian
Erdon-mezon jarok-kelek (Through forests, through meadows…)

Series

This production is part of the following series:

Local Heroes 2021

Now in its tenth 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 for over a decade with their seductive blend of Hungarian folk, tango and love songs from around the world.

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