Pianomania!: The Team's Tribute to Max Cooke
Join us for a night of celebration at the Rippon Lea Ballroom with two grand pianos and four pianists; all three Team of Pianists partners - Rohan Murray, Darryl Coote, Robert Chamberlain plus special guest Kevin Suherman.
The showcase concert programme, sponsored by the C & C Rigg Bequest, Friends of the Team of Pianists Committee, Bernies Music Land and Teska Carson, features works for 2, 4 and 8 hands at one and two pianos:
- Mendelssohn - Hebrides Overture (Fingal's Cave) arranged Hermann for 8 hands at 2 pianos
- Beethoven - Piano Sonata in C# minor, Op. 27 No. 2, “Moonlight” (Kevin Suherman)
- Rachmaninoff - Suite No. 2 for 2 pianos (Darryl Coote & Robert Chamberlain)
- Bizet - Jeux d’Enfants (selection), piano - four hands (Rohan Murray & Robert Chamberlain),
- Smetana - Rondo for 8 hands at 2 pianos
As well as the performances there will be:
- welcome address from a FOTOPS Committee member,
- a spoken tribute to Max Cooke in the presence of his family,
- the official launch of a limited-edition CD featuring Max Cooke’s September 1983 recording of Brahms’ Waltzes Op. 39 and Fantasien Op. 116, your copy of this new CD is included in the admission price,
- canapes served at 6.30pm to 6.55pm, kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Team of Pianists Committee, plus
- display and sale of the special FOTOPS Hammer Memorabilia - individually mounted and framed hammers from Max Cooke's final Bösendorfer grand piano, as used by so many of his talented protégés.
Full price tickets also include complimentary FOTOPS membership until the end of the current membership period. There is also a special FOTOPS membership offer on the night: if you are not already a FOTOPS member and you sign up at this event, your membership will extend until June 2023! (This offer does not apply to current members who are renewing). A cash bar will be available before the recital and during the interval.
Schedule for the evening:
- 6.30 - 6.55pm - Canapés and cash bar
- 7.00pm - Welcome address, recital commences
- 7.45 - 8.15pm - Interval and cash bar
- 8.15pm - CD Launch, tribute to Max Cooke, recital second half continues
- 9.00pm - Recital concludes and cash bar service continues until 9.30pm (no cash bar service while music is being performed
Date and Time
Tuesday May 24, 2022 commencing at 6.30pm.
No entry tickets for sale on the night - advance bookings essential, no later than Sunday May 15, 2022
Rippon Lea Ballroom
192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick, VIC, 3185
Tel: (03) 9527 2851
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