It's a new age…I tried something different!

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    Philippa mcauliffe on #244343

    I was due to play the Gliere last week with orchestra but it was cancelled a few weeks ago. Months of work, from memory, ready to go, my favourite concerto. You can imagine what that felt like. With my sick Granny in the UK hoping to see a video of it too. And the Australian Youth Orchestra cancelled their April season as well….Another lot of work disappeared in a flash…. However I got a last minute offer to be a guinea pig for a livestreaming concert for Recitals Australia. They wanted an hour of solo work and I was not exactly prepared for that. Still, I put a piano and harp recital together…and here it is. They are still learning the tech – turns out that the snazzy audio synchs better with the iPhone video than the real one! So sometimes I look like a thunderbirds puppet. First 30 mins are piano, second harp. Few dodgy moments (especially a page turn in Debussy piano and 2nd movt main motif of Hindemith!) but I thought maybe people might enjoy having something to listen to. This is how its going to be for some time I am afraid so we had better get used to it. It felt like a video audition but without the usual 50 takes in search of perfection. If the link works great, if not you can go to Recitals Australia facebook page and scroll down to me at April 1.

    Gretchen Cover on #244455

    I cannot think of enough good things to say about your outstanding performance. You played brilliantly – both on piano and harp. Your music selections were perfect. The audio and visuals were excellent. I cannot believe this is only the second time the concert organizers have streamed – so well coordinated. A masterful effort. Brava! Thank you so much for letting HC members know about your successful impromptu recital

    Philippa mcauliffe on #244468

    Thank you very much Gretchen and I am so glad you enjoyed it. I got a lot more positive feedback online than I do playing in the church where they usually hold their concerts I have to say. Even if some of it was more about my skirt!

    Sylvia on #244473

    No luck finding it.
    I tried the link and also went to the other address.
    The videos are old…nothing new shows.
    Did I not look in the right place?

    Evolène on #244480

    I too could not find it. I am happy that this crisis opens the way for new opportunities, however! Great initiative

    Elizabeth Volpé Bligh on #244486

    Chamber music recitals and supporting emerging artists

    I found it. It’s the chamber music link listed as April 1. Philippa, you sound wonderful! So musical! You’ve come such a long way since I coached you in Italy.

    wil-weten on #244491

    Or go to this link: and start on the 30th minute to see Philippa MCauliffe play very beautifully.

    Gretchen Cover on #244504

    Hey, watch the piano portion before the harp. It is wonderful. Few can play piano and harp equally well.

    Philippa mcauliffe on #244520

    Sorry if you couldn’t find it. Wil-wetens vimeo link works well, Elizabeth’s home webpage for the organisation requires you to have some patience as you look at a little bird for a while after you think something might happen (having clicked go) but then the intro starts. On the Facebook page you have to scroll down to a rather randomly placed video labelled April 1. As I said, no tech experts were present and this is a very new venture! Thank you Elizabeth – gosh, I was 12 then. Wonderful days in a heavenly place though.Do you ever hear from Laura Caramellino – we lost touch?

    Evolène on #244563

    Thank you for the link! It was wonderful listening to this. I especially enjoyed the Bugeilio’r Gwenith Gwyn piece!

    balfour-knight on #244574

    Hello Philippa and all my friends,

    Thanks for the wonderful concert, Phillippa, and thanks Wil-Weten for the link that worked so well. I agree with Gretchen about piano and harp played equally well. I also enjoyed hearing your beautiful Camac Atlantide Prestige; it sounded like mine!

    Everyone, please stay safe in this pandemic.

    Best wishes to you all,
    Balfour (and Carol Lynn)

    carl-swanson on #244580

    Philippa- Wonderful playing, both on piano and harp. Bravo to you for doing such great work AND for putting it together on such short notice.

    Someone just sent me these links to performances by the great Isabella Moretti. In this age where so many of us are cooped up and many are out of work, videos like these can brighten our day. Enjoy!! I hope you can get these to work. Carl

    Philippa mcauliffe on #244597

    Thank you everyone. Such beautiful Isabelle videos. I love the delicate and relatively slow Chatelaine opening theme ( for me that was one of the hardest 5-6 mins of harp music to pull off convincingly that I have ever performed). I am inspired to have another go.

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