November 15: Mara! and Martenitsa - Tra Parole E Silenzio at De Lusso Winery Mudgee

A Taste of Italy in Mudgee

Di Lusso Estate, one of Australia’s most picturesque wineries, is hosting an evening of Italian food, wine and poetry set to music at Mudgee on Saturday November 15, 2014.

The evening will feature a performance of Tra Parole e Silenzio (Between words and silence).  This musical composition is the culmination of a project that began more than ten years ago, when Sydney based musicians Mara and Llew Kiek were introduced to the poems of Italian civil rights lawyer and poet, the late Eduardo Di Giovanni, by his son.    

Di Giovanni wrote poems at a time of civil unrest in Italy after the end of World War II. His poems capture themes of love, loss and homeland. Mara and Llew collaborated with musicians Paul Cutlan, Andrew Robson and Steve Elphick, to produce a lush composite of songs and interludes, woven into an evocative suite that takes listeners on a journey of the heart that is ‘between words and silence’.

This Australian composition is performed by ARIA-winning ensemble Mara!, in communion with the rich harmony of Martenitsa choir with soloists Silvia Entcheva and Mara Kiek. The Mara! band is currently celebrating its thirtieth year, and this performance will include Sandy Evans (sax), Paul Cutlan (sax, clarinet), Lloyd Swanton (double bass), as well as Mara (vocals, tapan) and Llew Kiek (Oud, bouzouki, guitar).

“Mara! (Band, pushes) the parameters of acoustic fusion and (brings) together poetry and elements of jazz, folk and world music in a seamless and sensual union.”  The Australian 2012

The cost: $85 includes the concert, aperitifs, canapés, dinner, a cheese platter and a glass of wine on the grounds , overlooking the vineyard and olive groves. Food is provided by the Di Lusso Restaturant. Discounts for children and pensioners.
 
When: November 15 at 7pm
Where: Eurunderee Rd, Mudgee
www.stickytickets.com.au/18930/a_taste_of_italy_in_mudgee
 
For more information contact: Mara Music (02) 4751 4910
Di Lusso Winery www.dilusso.com.au

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