The flute:the oldest instrument known to man! In this fascinating concert Jane Rutter plays up to 12 different flutes of Gold, Silver, and Bamboo, including Classical, World Flutes & Whistles, often with guest didgeridoo player. Works include Vivaldi, The Four Seasons, Indian Ragas, Irish melodies, and flute pieces which mystically connect the Australian Dreamtime, Western & Eastern Classical music and the universal appeal of the flute. Flute Spirits evokes flute spirits from around the world with works by Vivaldi, Debussy, Devienne, Vaughan- Williams, Irving Berlin, Ross Edwards, Sarah Hopkins, Jane Rutter and traditional Celtic pieces. Linking prose by Rumi, Patrick White, Anaïs Nin
After her sell-out concert at the Sydney Opera House, legendary Australian Flautist Jane Rutter performs an exclusive concert of French Classical and Popular repertoire on five different solo flutes.The concert includes French Gregorian Chant and works by Debussy, Devienne, Marais, Satie, Poulenc, Piaf, Aznavour & philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s solo arrangement of Vivaldi: Spring played on a handmade 1887 Louis Lot flute (the flute equivalent of a Stradivarius). Virtuoso accordionist and jazz pianist, Marcello Maio, accompanies Jane in a selection of popular French Tangos & Chansons. In 2016 Jane was awarded the prestigious French medal Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres. (‘Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters’ is a French award of recognition for significant contributions to Arts & Literature.) The concert is a celebration of this milestone in her life. Jane Rutter is an expert in the French Flute School, which leads the world in sound, technique and elegance of expression on the instrument.
Internationally acclaimed flautist, Jane Rutter, in a sensuous, impressionistic concert of exquisite gems of French music that are a treasured part of the repertoire. This intimate flute and piano concert is a musical ’embrace’ from the French Baroque to the French ‘Romantique’ era, from the passionate world of Paris Salons to the joyous insouciance of La Belle Époque, from French Street Music to Parisian Cabaret. Jane Rutter is acknowledged as a leading exponent of the Rampal School of French Flute playing. A classical trail-blazer, she is renowned for dynamic, passionate performances. Jane is a Chevalière de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres de la France.
An artistic young flute player goes to Paris to learn how to live…Along the way she encounters ghosts of the artistic Parisian past. An Australian in Paris is an exciting and tender concert-theatre piece with delicious French music from “La Belle Epoque” to the present day. Jane Rutter reminisces about her student days in the most beautiful and romantic city in the world. An Australian in Paris is the classical musicians’ Midnight in Paris. Using French poetry and her own anecdotes, Jane tells the tales of artists, writers and musicians who used Paris to form their ‘artistic personalities’. An Australian in Paris includes the legacy of the Rampal Flute School and the ‘tres amusant’ company of Picasso, Baudelaire, Verlaine, Colette,Josephine Baker, Janet Flanner and Gertrude Stein. Music by Debussy, Faure, Jolivet, Poulenc, Elgar, Roussel, Marais, Ravel, Bolling, Cole Porter, Mancini, Piaf & Aznavour. A virtuosic musical and poetic tour de force, which has evoked standing ovations in Paris and Australia. An Australian in Paris captures on DVD all the energy and excitement of this critically acclaimed show. The CD An Australian in Paris achieved #No 1 in the ARIA Classical Charts & was nominated for an Australian ARIA (Grammy) Award as Best Original Film Sound Track/Cast/ Show Album.
Jane’s playing breathes contemporary life into French Flute School’s elevated position and recalls its glorious past. ‘Bravissimo’ for her superb talent! -Raymond Guiot Professeur de Flute, Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris.
Jane Rutter has produced and performed in over 32 concerts in the last four years including:
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La Rêvolution: La Musique des Rêves
Artistic Director and fluatist Jane Rutter is joined by opera stars Helpmann Award-winning Taryn Fiebig (soprano and cellist) and Andrew Jones (baritone) to celebrate La France in La Rêvolution. Accompanied by a small Parisian-style ensemble performing French classical arias, chansons, French tangos and delicious salon pieces, La Rêvolution transports audiences in a seductive musical program including the enduring classics: La Vie en Rose (Edith Piaf), Canteloube’s Chants D’auvergne (chamber arrangement for soprano, classical & world flutes, cello & piano), Belle Nuit & Le Cancan (Offenbach), C’est Magnifique (Cole Porter), the sumptuous Flower Duet from Lakmé (Delibes), the haunting Pavane by Fauré and the Torreador Song from Carmen. Virtuoso accordionist Marcello Maio adds a bohemian touch to the evening. Jane Rutter has an intimate relationship with France and French and as Artistic Director of La Rêvolution she seeks to convey the deep love affair France has with vocal and vocally-inspired music celebrating all that we love about French music: elegance, sensuality and passion!
I Love Paris: Jane Rutter & Friends The Music of Dreams La Revolution
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