The Good Old Days Concerts latest offering will combine conductor Bernard Walz with Yvonne Kenny and concert pianist Simon Tedeschi.
Monday 12th September 11am and 2pm
Sydney Town Hall
Yvonne Kenny is one of Australia’s most distinguished sopranos, enjoying an internationally-acclaimed career since her London operatic debut in 1975. Most widely known as an outstanding interpreter of Handel’s soprano roles, she has also garnered rave reviews for her interpretations of roles by Monteverdi, Purcell, Mozart, Verdi, Massenet, Lehar, Richard Strauss and Stravinsky. Concert and recital performances across the world have also featured largely in Yvonne Kenny’s performing schedule and her recent interpretations of folk songs and standards have also brought delight to her audiences.
Simon Tedeschi is undeniably one of Australia’s finest musical artists. A superb classical pianist, he is equally as comfortable playing the music of Fats Waller and Gershwin! From his Sydney Opera House debut performing Mozart at the age of nine years, to appearing in the Australian movie, “Shine” as the hands of pianist David Helfgott, to performing for Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama, Simon Tedeschi thrills his audience with both his sensitivity and his virtuosic bravura.
Accompanied by Bernard Walz on piano and conducting the Good Old Days Concerts Orchestra, Yvonne Kenny and Simon Tedeschi will present music from Handel and Mozart through to Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers and Fats Waller, to name a few. Be prepared for a couple of musical surprises as well!
Don’t miss the rare opportunity to revel in the performances of two of Australia’s most esteemed classical performers, YVONNE KENNY and SIMON TEDESCHI!
Bernard Walz, Producer and Director of The Good Old Days Concerts, has been involved in the performing arts industry for over 35 years. A protégé of “The Maestro”, the late Dr Tommy Tycho”, and conducting student of the late Prof. John Hopkins, Bernard is a lauded solo performer, conductor, arranger, orchestrator and composer. He is a three-time winner of the Australian Entertainment “MO” Awards “Variety Instrumentalist of the Year” award, and has been voted “Entertainer of the Year”, “Instrumentalist of the Year” and “Variety Artist of the Year”, for a total of seven times, by Crystal Cruises, Inc (the 19-time “World’s Best” luxury cruise line).
His love of “classic” entertainment drives his desire to present the “Good Old Days Concerts” in honour of the style and content that Roy Watterson, creator of Nostalgia Productions, presented for over 30 years.