‘THE YEAR 1917’

Saturday December 08th 2018 at 8.00pm

Venue: Performing Arts Centre, Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School, Ivanhoe
Guest Artist/Soloist - Hoang Pham - 2017


Russian Sailors’ Dance


Piano Concerto No. 1


Symphony No. 12 - The Year 1917

ABC 2013 Young Performer of the Year, pianist Hoang Pham returns to HSO in another powerful program in celebration of HSO’s 40th Anniversary year. The Year 1917 concert shines light on the extraordinary artistic and political landscape of Russia from the late 19th to the 20th centuries.

One of Australia’s finest concert pianists, Hoang Pham showcases the expressiveness and romanticism of Tchaikovsky’s seminal Piano Concerto No.1. Although written in 1961, Symphony No.12 ‘The Year 1917’ is a programmatic tribute to Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin and documents the rise of the Russian revolution in October 1917 told through Shostakovich’s distinctive compositional voice.

Soloist Hoang Pham chats to deputy conductor Simon Walter in this fascinating interview:

Don’t miss this explosive finale to our 40th Anniversary season!

*Prior to the HSO concert, ticket holders are eligible to attend Twilight Concerts by Junior Strings of Banyule and Robertson Youth Orchestra from 5.00-6.30pm, and the Heidelberg Wind Ensemble from 7.00 – 7.30pm