“When Richard Bonyngegave me a list of a handful of artists whose voices he would like to hear in his 90th birthday concert I hadn’t expected every one of them to jump on board so freely. But jump they did! The result is both spectacular and overwhelming,” says Australian concert pianist Rosemary Tuck, the Artistic Director of the gala concert celebrating Richard Bonynge 90th birthday.

Presented by the Tait Memorial Trust in London, the concert features a cast of Australian and New Zealand artists including Yvonne Kenny, Helena Dix and Emma Matthews. It was recorded on 18 September in the Exhibition Hall at Australia House in London – which the Australian High Commission allowed the Trust to use for free. Two items were filmed in Australia and one in Germany, and then included in the mix. The resulting film, which includes photographs of the maestro himself before each item, will be streamed on Bonynge’s birthday on 29 September and will then be available on demand for six months.

Yvonne Kenny performing at the gala concert. Photograph ©...

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