Beauty & Defiance - Master Series 9
Nicholas Carter - Conductor
Alexander Gavrylyuk - Piano
Sibelius - En Saga
Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No 2
Shostakovich - Symphony No 5
The darkest hour is just before the dawn. The will is crumbling, the enemy is closing in…but our Masters Series ends with music against the odds.
Shostakovich wrote his Fifth Symphony during the darkest days of the Soviet Union. What could his music say? His life was on the line, and Stalin was demanding something simple and happy. It may finish with the requisite triumphant ending, but the subversive symphonic struggle that precedes it has made this a deeply moving work for generations of listeners – music expressing what words cannot.
Rachmaninov nearly despaired over his Second Piano Concerto – until years of self-doubt and writer’s block were suddenly broken by the most meltingly beautiful music. Alexander Gavrylyuk’s 2016 performance of the Rachmaninov First Concerto was epic, and we’re delighted to welcome him back for the much-loved Second.
Sibelius’s En Saga is a valiant quest through Nordic forests that whisper with the wind.
FREE for ticket holders, held one hour prior to each concert in the Adelaide Town Hall auditorium.
ASO double bass Belinda Kendall-Smith and Principal Conductor Nicholas Carter explore the spectrum of musical ideas in works by Sibelius, Rachmaninov and Shostakovich.
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- Fri 1 Dec, 2017 8:00pm
- Sat 2 Dec, 2017 6:30pm
- Adult $115.00
- Concession $99.00 Pensioner, Student, Unemployed
- Child $45.00
- Family $320.00 2 x Adult and 2 x Children
- Adult $100.00
- Concession $85.00 Pensioner, Student, Unemployed
- 30 and under $50.00
- Child $40.00
- Family $280.00 2 x Adult and 2 x Children
- Adult $85.00
- Concession $71.00 Pensioner, Student, Unemployed
- Child $35.00
- Family $240.00 2 x Adult and 2 x Children
- Adult $70.00
- Concession $60.00 Pensioner, Student, Unemployed
- Child $35.00
- Family $210.00 2 x Adult and 2 x Children
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