The spotlight was on tenor Andrew Goodwin, with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, at an evening recital directed by Rebecca Chan on Saturday, June 24. Part of the Winter Solstice Festival, the recital was hosted by the Peninsula Music Society at the Peninsula Community Theatre.
On the following afternoon, the audience was treated at the same venue to the zealous and meticulous perfection of remarkable virtuoso violinist Zoe Black, with Joe Chindamo on piano -chamber music touched by classical cadences and jazz energies, feeding Mornington even as it had, of yore, Carnegie Hall.
Saturday evening, however, began the feast with Songs of the Night and compositions ranging from Wagner to the contemporary Skipworth. Its wide tastes in music thus so well catered for, a vibrant audience also enjoyed the customary complimentary supper at interval, and the Bittern Estate-sponsored wine-tasting that launched the evening.
Andrew Goodwin excelled, the resonance of his vocal renditions majestically echoed in accompaniment by the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, which also treated the full house to some of its best solo pieces.
An event to be remembered! Be sure to come along to the next recital in the series, the Bursary Winners Concert, on Saturday, August 19, at 7.30pm, again hosted by the Peninsula Music Society at the same venue. Bookings: www.pmsmusic.asn.au