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La Belle Epoque

  • Abbotsford House 2 Abbotsford Cove Drive Abbotsford, NSW, 2046 Australia (map)

Saturday 19 October at 5pm

Dating from the late 1800s till WWI, the peaceful and prosperous era of the Belle Epoque has been described as “a golden age of French creativity”. This explosion of artistry spanned the creative spectrum of dance, visual art, architecture, fashion and music; it saw the rise of the Folies Bergère and the Ballets Russes; of artists and writers such as Monet, Gauguin, Matisse, Toulouse-Lautrec, Rodin, a young Picasso, Verlaine, Mallarmé and Apollinaire; and the development of the Art Nouveau movement.

Presented in the grand drawing room of Abbotsford House, a magnificent Victorian mansion, La Belle Epoque features sumptuous fin de siecle melodies by Duparc, Fauré, Hahn, Debussy and more.

Join mezzo-soprano Jenny Duck-Chong and pianist Josephine Allan for an exquisite afternoon of song, followed by light refreshments, an informative historical talk about the building and opportunity to view the principal rooms.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear some exquisite music in a picturesque setting rarely open to the public.

Tickets $50 through Halcyon
Please note: Numbers are strictly limited so book early.

Enquiries 0416 295 508

Earlier Event: 12 October
In Nature