In 1741 J. S. Bach sketched a simple, almost transparent, aria that he then spun into thirty miraculous variations. In this concert Andrea Lam and Paul Grabowsky present their very different takes on the resultant work, the Goldberg Variations.
Pianist Andrea Lam – who first performed with an orchestra at the age of thirteen, studied music at Yale, and whose praises have been sung by the Wall Street Journal – will play each note on the instrument where she earned her fame.
Legendary Australian musician Paul Grabowsky then has his turn, creating his own extraordinary, jazz-inflected response to Bach’s eternally beautiful theme.
"Grabowsky can seem to create a pastiche of an idiom out of which a deep truth will grow in the improvising."
"[Lam’s] melting lyricism, filigree touch and spirited eloquence were compelling. She played with a firm purpose, attention to nuance and produced a spectrum of ravishing colour."
Paul Grabowsky & Andrea Lam will be livestreamed on Saturday 25 June at 7pm AEST.
Bring the joy of live music into your home, on your smart TV, computer, tablet or even mobile phone with a livestreamed concert. Tickets are just $25 and include a 48-hour rewatch period.
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ANDREA LAM Piano
BACH Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (1741)
Melbourne: The Tuesday 21 June concert is a Paul Morawetz Tribute Concert
This tour is generously supported by our Ensemble Patrons:
Dates & Times
|Brisbane||11 June 7pm|
|Perth||13 June 7:30pm|
|Adelaide||15 June 7:30pm|
|Sydney||18 June 2pm|
|Sydney||20 June 7pm|
|Melbourne||21 June 7pm|
|Newcastle||23 June 7:30pm|
|Melbourne||25 June 7pm|
|Barragga Bay, NSW||26 June 4:30pm|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Doors open 1 hour before the performance starts.
Performance runs for 1 hour and 40 minutes including a 20-minute interval.