‘METAMORPHOSIS’

Saturday July 01st 2017 at 8.00pm Sunday July 02nd 2017 at 2.30pm

Copland’s invigoratingly energetic and buoyant open-air piece, An Outdoor Overture, is in stark contrast to Prokofiev’s 2nd Violin Concerto, which intones melodies of remarkable finesse. The lush allure of this work borders on sentimentality; this may be  as close as Prokofiev ever gets to Rachmaninoff. Sculthorpe wrote Irkanda IV as a plain and straightforward expression … Continued

‘NORTHERN REFLECTIONS’

Saturday September 16th 2017 at 8.00pm

  The jagged melodies, sharp percussion gestures and machine-like rhythmic patterns of Mosolov’s Iron Foundry contrast starkly with the sombre depths of emotion explored by Rachmaninoff in his second piano  concerto. This is a work that the great tenor Jose Carreras, who listened to it repeatedly during his recovery from cancer, calls “healing music”. Vaughan … Continued

‘THE RIVER’

Saturday December 09th 2017 at 8.00pm

Thomson’s music for the documentary, The River, a film which focused on the abuses of America’s waterways, culminating in the catastrophic Mississippi River flood  of 1937. Video footage of this film will be  shown as this work is performed, with kind  permission granted by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library. The following two works for … Continued

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