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CAPPUCCINO CONCERTS and The GROVE Library are working hard to produce a series of performances aiming to make classical music accessible to a larger and broader audience.

The CappCo team is in a midst of program shaping and rehearsal schedule. We are so pleased to see that this innovative project is attracting many classical music lovers as well as Australia's top musicians!

Grove library Concert Series will be launched in early June at the fabulous Grove Library and Community Centre, the WA’s first public building with Environmentally Sustainable Design.

We are...

Rachmaninoff: the Last Great Romantic Composer.

Sergei Rachmaninoff (Russian: Сергей Рахманинов) is widely considered one of the finest pianists of his day and, as a composer, one of the last great representatives of Romanticism in Russian classical music. Early influences of Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and other Russian composers gave way to a thoroughly personal idiom that included a pronounced lyricism, expressive breadth, structural ingenuity, and a tonal palette of rich, distinctive orchestral colours.

The piano is featured prominently in Rachmaninoff's compositional output. He made a point of using his own skills as a performer to explore fully the expressive possibilities of the instrument. Even in his earliest works he revealed a sure...

“Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music”

Sergei Rachmaninoff

(One of the finest pianists of his day and, as a composer, one of the last great representatives of Romanticism in Russian classical music.)

Sergei Rachmaninoff was born on April 1, 1873, on a large estate near the ancient city of Novgorod, Russia. His father was an army officer and his mother was a wealthy heiress. His father gambled, drank, and squandered his wife's money. He deserted his family when Sergei was nine years old.

By all accounts Young...

Let's face it - we've just become an Igudesman & Joo* fans.

Sergei Rachmaninoff was born on 1 April - April Fools' Day which is celebrated on the 1st of April of every year. The day is marked by the commission of good humoured or funny jokes so let's enjoy the Igudesman & Joo show!

*Igudesman & Joo - is a duo comprising classical musicians, Alexey Igudesman and Richard Hyung-ki...

Playing with words and languages is as entertaining as playing musical instruments.

The name of March comes from ancient Rome, when March was the first month of the year and named Martius after Mars, the Roman god of war. In Rome, where the climate is Mediterranean, March was the first month of spring, a logical point for the beginning of the year as well as the start of the military campaign season.

A march ('walk as a soldier' (16th c.), as a musical genre, is a piece of music with a strong regular rhythm which in origin was expressly written for marching to and most frequently performed by a military band.

The original meaning of military tattoo is a military drum performance, but nowadays it sometimes means...