Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Nat Bartsch
Experience Nat Bartsch’s full spectrum of musicality with her critically acclaimed album, Hope Renewed.
Discover the moving and transformative music of double ARIA-nominated pianist and composer Nat Bartsch. Her music defies genres, seamlessly blending neoclassical, classical, and jazz influences to create an emotional and meditative soundscape that speaks to people from all walks of life.
About the concert
Bartsch’s latest album, Hope Renewed, is a jazz/post-rock reinterpretation of her 2021 ARIA-nominated classical album, Hope. The album is an intricate and immersive patchwork of sound that brings together Bartsch’s various musical sides. It is equal parts vulnerable and kind, minimalist and maximalist, and epic and playful as Bartsch explains, Hope was composed when we were confined to our homes, and the world felt so small. Hope Renewed reflects the new times we are living in – we are together again, and everything feels enormous. It’s an experiment in how it feels to show all the musical sides of me in one place’.
With her jazz quartet and special guest Mary Doumany, Bartsch creates a mesmerising performance that brings the album to life in full. Whether you’re a longtime fan or discovering her for the first time, Bartsch’s music will move and inspire you.
Praise for Nat Bartsch
‘Listening to Hope Renewed is energising. It feels like a perfectly executed trust exercise – exhilarating but reassuring you’ll be caught following the freefall… regardless of genre, Bartsch has an astonishing ability to construct feeling and movement within her compositions.’
– The Saturday Paper
‘Hope Renewed is a reinvigoration, a restatement of purpose by a gifted musician whose justified confidence is matched by her skill.’ – A Closer Listen
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Nat Bartsch piano, synth, electronics
Robbie Melville guitar
Tamara Murphy double bass
Maddison Carter drums
Mary Doumany harp (special guest)
For the Koalas
Brightness in the Hills
Fight Not Flight
The End of the Decade
Over the River
Tuesday 17 October 2023 6pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval) Please note, running times are approximate and subject to change.
Standard $37 ($30 Concession)
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