Sentimental Journey (2021)

2pm, Sunday 13th June 2021

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Cole Porter & Friends

Vov Dylan and Glenn Amer return to Humph Hall with an all new show based on music from their recent album The Music Of Cole Porter Without Words which was released in 2020, and is a celebration of the great American song book and influences upon it. 
 
Hear your favourite melodies from not only Porter, but Gershwin, Kern, Berlin and more! Along with cheeky stories of old Hollywood and the celebrities involved in the making of these classic tunes. Sway along to timeless melodies as can only be performed by Vov on Violin and Glenn on Piano.
 
Vov Dylan (Australia’s Andre Rieu) and Glenn Amer (the voice of Mario Lanza and the fingers of Liberace) join forces to take audiences on a musical journey filled with great stories and humour and of course great melodies.
 
Vov Dylan, a violinist who’s talents were first recognised at age of 21 months and has spent the rest of his life with Violin in hand and audience in front. He has performed throughout the world on concert stages, cabaret stages and theatres as his generation’s leading Variety Instrumental act specialising in presenting the Classics in a down to earth easily accessible manner. He has performed and presented on radio, TV and movie’s and as a recording artist has released 7 albums to date, with a further 6 albums due throughout 2016. He is a contract player to Fanfare Classics with distribution of his albums globally via Universal, EMI and MGM! Vov Dylan's strength is in being able to make the Violin sing straight to the heart while getting your foot to tap in joy of the music and leave your jaw dropped on the floor from a virtuosic display that can only be delivered by The World’s Fastest Violinist”!!  Visit his web site.
 
Glenn Amer, a unique entertainer, is the only artist in the history of recordings to have made acoustically recorded cylinders, pianola rolls and compact discs. He was the youngest pianist to ever record pianola rolls, having made his first recordings for the Mastertouch Piano Roll Company when he was 17. Glenn has been working with singers since his first concert at the age of eleven. He cannot remember how many singers he has played for, but for many years was the exclusive accompanist to Rita Hunter CBE and Horst Hoffmann. Glenn’s first love was opera and he has worked as a pianist and conductor with Opera Queensland, Pacific Opera and Opera Australia. In addition to everything above, Glenn is musical director for The Seven Sopranos and their debut album for ABC Classics shot to the top of the charts when it was released.  Visit his web site.

Vov Dylan

“Mischievous, charismatic, bubbling with energy all in a short concert. I was on the edge of my seat and constantly surprised by your engaging performance” – Susan Moses -  Fine Music FM 

“The Most Sensational Evening of The Year!” – Andrew Coulson – Lachlan’s Old Government House

“Vov Dylan turned out to be a young, extraordinarily talented Violinist, whose ability, personality and stage presence is a match for Andre Rieu (and he is much prettier too!)”

“Australia’s Andre Rieu!” – J Mason

“Vov Dylan was born to be a violinist. His very soul yearns for the feel of the bow in hand, delicately crafting the friction of strings into a melodic masterpiece.” – The Kuringai Examiner 

Glenn Amer

Glenn Amer is one of a kind.  Not only a brilliant pianist; his well-rounded musical knowledge makes him a walking encyclopaedia on any song written in the last hundred years.  Add to this his tenor voice, which is simply adorable! - Ian Cooper, fiddler

Glenn Amer - he's a terrific chap and a brilliant musician - Yvonne Kenny

Have thoroughly enjoyed your music, piano and singing at the concerts in the Sydney Town Hall.  Looking forward to seeing you again . . . you are truly an amazing talent and Sydney is proud of you.  Best regards, Joan.

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