An Instrumental Spectacular
QSO is very grateful to Umberto Clerici, who recently conducted our Musical Landscapes concert to great acclaim, for making himself available at short notice to conduct this week's concerts.
Conductor Umberto Clerici
Soloist Simon Tedeschi, piano
WEBER Overture from “Der Freischütz”
MOZART Piano Concerto No.19 in F major, K.459
STRAVINSKY Suite from The Firebird (1919 version)
Mozart performed his Piano Concerto No.19 at the coronation festival of Emperor Leopold II, but we think it will make you feel like royalty when you hear its warm beauty. Australian pianist, Simon Tedeschi – described as “true greatness” by Sydney Morning Herald - joins us at the keyboard.
The heart of this concert is The Firebird; this astonishing orchestral suite of ballet music tells the story of a prince who is aided by an enchanted bird. It is regarded as one of the great masterpieces, not just of ballet, but of all orchestral music. It is fiery in music and sound, and we plan to thrill every listener in the Concert Hall!
We look forward to welcoming Piers Lane back to Brisbane for our Breathtaking Tchaikovsky concert on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 August. He will be performing the originally programmed Liszt Piano Concerto No.1 in E alongside Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.6 in B minor (Pathétique).
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