Hear two-time ARIA award winning pianist Sally Whitwell perform works in response to the Chuck Close exhibition and in particular inspired by the series of portraits of composer Philip Glass in the unique context of the MCA Galleries.
Fri 23, Sat 24, Sun 25 Jan 12 noon & 1.30pm
FREE with exhibition entry
MCA Galleries, Level 3
Presented with Vexations840
Australian sound creative Sally Whitwell is a pianist, composer, conductor and educator whose primary purpose is to Keep Classical Music Friendly. She’s equally happy performing solo recitals on concert platforms as she is playing rhythmic clapping games with rooms full of eight year olds. Sally is well known for her interpretations of the solo piano works of American composer Philip Glass. Her debut album Mad Rush: Solo Piano Music of Philip Glass won her the 2011 ARIA Award for Best Classical Album. Hers is a deeply personal interpretation, a meditative and introspective reading of one of the worlds great modern compositional masters.
Sally recently performed in Philip Glass’s complete piano etudes at the Perth International Arts Festival, sharing the stage with the composer himself and Japanese pianist Maki Namekawa. Glass gave special permission for Sally to perform excerpts from these unpublished works in recital.
To learn more about Sally visit her website
Pianist Sally Whitwell performing works inspired by composer Philip Glass, installation view, Chuck Close: Prints, Process and Collaboration, MCA, 2015 © the artist. Photo by Tristan Derátz