DINING ROOM TALES
Join us in the foothills of Mount Pierrepoint for a very special performance with Chinese-Australian musician and composer Wang Zheng-Ting. Originally from Shanghai, Ting is a master of the traditional Chinese instrument, the Sheng. Thought to be the inspiration for the western piano accordion, this 'Chinese mouth organ' is a true musical phoenix.
Dining Room Tales invites you for an evening of storytelling, magical music, and delicious food from Shanghai to Sichuan.
A very personal look at three decades building a new life of music in Australia.
Stories, food and performance by Wang Zheng-Ting
Concept and direction: Xan Colman
"had the audience eating out of his hand, total control, they did not take their eyes off him."
– Bev (joined the table at Mount Elephant)
"unifying, edifying and delicious... a wonderful cultural experience merging east with west.”
– Jo (joined the table at Lismore)
DATES + TIMES
4.30 for a 5pm start
Saturday 13th May 2023
Duration: 2.5hrs approx
Tickets: $70 via TryBooking
(All proceeds to supporting opportunities for local music students)
271 Pierrepoint Road, Tarrington VIC 3300
*Pierrepoint Wines is 10 minutes by car from Hamilton, approx 60 mins from Portland, Warrnambool and Ararat, 90 mins from Penola and Mount Gambier, 2hrs from Ballarat, 2.5hrs from Geelong, and 3.5hrs from Melbourne.
Coming from afar? Stay over and spend the weekend in the district!
Hamilton Accommodation * AirBNB * Discover Tarrington
*Performances will take place in accordance with up-to-date COVID-safe guidelines.
“Staying overnight in the caravan park we were able to discover the town, we got to meet a lot of the locals in the cafes and stores. Everyone said they were sorry they had missed out on tickets.”
– Dani & Rob (joined the table at Lismore)
"what a magical evening! great people, great place, great food and entertainment."
– Sandy (joined the table at Nirranda)
ABOUT WANG ZHENG-TING
Dr Wang Zheng-Ting graduated from Shanghai Music Conservatory, completed an MA at Monash University, and a PhD in Ethnomusicology at the University of Melbourne on the history of Chinese Performing Arts in Australia. He currently coordinates the Chinese Instrumental Program at the University of Melbourne. He has been invited as a visiting scholar to the City University of New York, as guest professor at Xiamen University China, and as research fellow at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music in China.
ABOUT PIERREPOINT WINES
Pierrepoint Vineyard is located at the foothills of Mount Pierrepoint between Hamilton and Tarrington in the beautiful Western District of Victoria. This family owned and operated vineyard, cellar door and Bed and Breakfast has been a Tarrington tourist stopover since 2000. The vineyard is managed with traditional care, and without the use of chemicals – you’ll see geese, ducks and chickens roaming free, controlling pests naturally. Our Estate wines – Nick’s Pick Pinot Gris, Alexandra Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sparkling Pinot Gris and the Lacey Dessert Pinot Gris are available to purchase at the cellar door.
ABOUT DINING ROOM TALES
Dining Room Tales invites audiences to the dinner table, to intimately share in the life, culture and practice of
internationally acclaimed artists over a slow meal they’ve designed and cooked for their guests.
Produced and presented by A is for Atlas.
“★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ”
“A wonderfully gratifying experience.”
“The antidote to fear and misinformation and hatred.”
"I'm writing with tears in my eyes, so it says everything I am feeling now. The worst part is it ended."
Audience at Keayang Maar
"A perfect way to experience connecting to people and culture. Wonderful opportunity in challenging times."
Audience at Mount Elephant
"Captivating conversations and connections. A gathering full of soul."
Audience at Lake Purrumbete