Smoky Salons

5th June 2024 1230pm

Wesley Lunchtime Series

On Wednesday 5th June 2024 from 12.40 to 1.20pm, the Wesley Lunchtime concert series presents violinist/violist John Ma and pianist Marie Searles in very different guise from their Baroque personas as Apeiron NOT-Baroque.

Their concert title reflects the program’s tango and "salon" music, including works by Debussy, Sculthorpe, Granados, Mendelssohn and Piazolla – much of which might be heard in a dark, smoke-filled dive or salon in the wee night hours, with an audience nursing drinks and a solitary pair of dancers or a violinist/pianist duo playing popular tunes.

WHERE: Wesley Uniting Music Centre, Forrest, ACT

WHEN: 5th June 2024, 1230pm.



Debussy – La Plus Que Lente

Oostenbroek – Celtic Lullaby

Oostenbroek - Danza

Sculthorpe - Djillile

Granados (arr. Kreisler) – Spanish Dance

Mendelssohn (arr. Kreisler) – Lied ohne Worte

Kreisler – Polichinelle

Piazolla – Oblivion

Piazolla - Fracanapa


John Ma, Violin/Viola

Marie Searles, Piano