Mosman Festival Concert Program


Jane Rutter in Cabaret

A musical and poetical journey that was the toast of this year’s Noosa Long Weekend Festival

Jane Rutter, Australia’s first lady of the flute, relives her days as a young student in Paris. This brand new concert includes delicious French music from “la Belle Epoque” to the present day interwoven with poems and anecdotes. An Australian in Paris glances at the lives of Picasso, Baudelaire, Verlaine, Colette, Josephine Baker, Gertrude Stein, and Music by Debussy, Aznavour, Faure, Ravel, Piaf, and others.

Jane Rutter, who is a local resident, has performed at the Mosman Art Gallery & Cultural Centre before and delighted audiences with her vivacious style and diverse repetoire. Jane’s concert is scheduled for Saturday evening, October 27, starting at 8pm at the Mosman Art Gallery & Community.

The Festival concert program will also include the City of Sydney Wind Ensemble, a dynamic and enthusiastic group of 60 Sydney musicians drawn from all walks of life with a shared love of music and performance.

The Ensemble was formed in 1985 and continues a fine tradition of musical excellence, performing a wide range of styles from classical to pop and everything in between, including Gershwin, Col Porter, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand and Andrew Lloyd Weber. The Ensemble will perform on Friday evening, November 2, beginning at 8pm at the Mosman Art Gallery & Community.

For the very young (and young at heart), the Mosman Symphony Orchestra will perform Peter and the Wolf. Composed by Sergei Prokofiev in 1936 for a children’s theatre in Moscow, this perennial favourite is a musical tale of a young boy who lives on a farm in Russia with his grandfather. When his grandfather’s duck is taken by a wolf, Peter sets out to catch him and save the duck. The story is spoken by a narrator and accompanied by the orchestra to lively and emotional effect. The performance will take place on Sunday morning, November 4 beginning at 11am at Mosman Art Gallery & Community Centre and is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Mosman.

In addition to the performance program outlined above, there will be a Concert in the Park on Sunday, October 28. This free event will begin immediately after the Community Street Parade at 12pm and features a variety of performers and musicians from local schools, as well other amateur and semi professional acts. The Concert will be presented in the reserve surrounding Allan Border Oval where there is ample room for people to sit on the grass, listen and enjoy the experience.

All Festival concerts, with the exception of the Concert in the Park, will take place at Mosman Art Gallery & Cultural Centre and bookings are essential. Contact 9978 4178 for details.

The Concert in the Park is sponsored by the Amity Group, and the performance of Peter and the Wolf is sponsored by Rotary Club of Mosman.