Saturday June 25th 2016 at 8.00pm Sunday June 26th 2016 at 2.30pm

Venue: Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School, Performing Arts Centre, Ivanhoe
Guest Artist/Soloist - Kristian Chong - 2016


Route 66


Concerto for Piano No. 5, “Emperor”


Symphony No. 6

The magnificent “Emperor” piano concerto is Beethoven’s most innovative. Heroic in spirit, the “Emperor” combines a flamboyant gesture for soloist and orchestra together, seemingly at once declamatory and improvisatory.

Contrasting with this dramatic work, Michael Daugherty has written a fun and contemporary romp in Route 66, a rear-vision view of “main street America”.

The sixth symphony of Shostakovich embodies the tension between Shostakovich’s private feelings and his need to appease Stalin. It begins with a fierce, anguished Largo reminiscent of the Adagio from Mahler’s Tenth Symphony, before an explosion of exuberance in the agile Scherzo and joyfully exuberant Presto.