Twilight concert: music, art and champagne by Carl Rafferty

A twilight concert with art and champagne…who could ask for more?

Carl Rafferty is the producer of the acclaimed “Opera by Candlelight” concerts. On March 28 and 29, he will present the first of a series of twilight concerts at the Drill Hall Gallery. Please join us for a special entertainment: beautiful music, a wonderful room with fabulous paintings, great stories and cheeky glass of bubbly! Is this the perfect entertainment?

Carl Rafferty will be joined by two fine young singers, Diana Tulip and Anna Rafferty, in a programme of Italian baroque music. You’ll enjoy some wonderful rarities from Vivaldi, Caccini and Scarlatti, and you’ll experience the glorious Stabat Mater by Pergolesi. Perfolesi is the featured composer in this concert. You’ll hear the tales of his short life, tragic death and the intrigues, fakery and thievery that surrounded his posthumous career. This is a story worth the telling! You’ll also enjoy something completely new: Carl Rafferty will perform two recently discovered sonatas by Pergolesi which have not been performed in nearly 3 centuries. You’ll be the first living people to hear them!

The Drill Hall gallery is currently exhibiting a sumptuous collection of large paintings by Anne Thomson. Arrive at the gallery at 4:30, have a glass of wine or champagne and listen to the very personable gallery director Terence Maloon talk about this remarkable exhibition. After you’ve enjoyed the gallery you can take your glass to your seat for an hour of varied and tuneful music.

Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 March 2015 • 4:30 to 7pm

$30 – $25 for Friends of the Drill Hall Gallery

Book by sending an email to carlrafferty@bigpond.com. Seating in the Gallery is limited to 100 people, so booking is essential. Parking in the vicinity is both plentiful and free at these times!

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Updated:  27 March 2015/ Responsible Officer:  DHG Director/ Page Contact:  Drill Hall Gallery