Offering a performance space where worlds and cultures collide in the kitchen and on the piano keys is Breathe, the ninth edition of the Dining Room Tales.
Russian-Japanese concert pianist Yoshio Hamano performs works from Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Debussy and Takemitsu interspersed with stories from the many chapters of his multicultural life. Breathe premiered in Japan in November 2019 at Kansai and the Yokohama Sound Festival.
Yoshio will meld performance and feasting in the Australian premiere performances taking place in Sydney at Jazushi restaurant and Wabi Sabi Salon in Melbourne. Yoshio has performed extensively as soloist with orchestras and chamber ensembles including the Japan Philharmonic at Suntory Hall (Tokyo), Tokyo Symphony, Lund City Orchestra, City of Bishkek Grand Symphony Orchestra, Russian National Tchaikovsky String Quartet, and Vienna Rasumofsky Quartet. He has presented recitals across Japan, United States, United Kingdom, Russia, Central Asia, and the Middle East.
Dining Room Tales is the long-term performance project led by Australian artist Xan Colman, where audiences are invited to spend an evening around the dining table, hosted by an intriguing and exceptional artist. The host shares pieces of their life, interests and humanity as they prepare a communal meal for the audience to share in between moments of formal and informal performance.
On the night, Yoshio Hamano will have creative credit for the stories, performance and food, with the concept and direction by Xan Colman.
Dining Room Tales have been performed in London, Hong Kong, São Paulo, Helsinki, Frankfurt, Yokohama, Belo Horizonte, Osaka and across Australia with some 84 performances to date.
Find out more about Yoshio Hamano's Dining Room Tales on their website here!
Dates: Sun 22 March @ 1pm (lunch) & 6.30pm (dinner)
Location: Wabi Sabi Salon - 94 Smith Street, Collingwood
Tickets: $80 (includes meal) Duration: 2.5 hours approx