From the Mists of Time - Master Series 1

Nicholas Carter - Conductor
Simone Lamsma - Violin

Elgar - In the South
Sibelius - Violin Concerto
Ravel - La valse
Respighi - Pines of Rome

A single ray of light…


The sound of Simone Lamsma’s violin emerges in full splendour, shining out from the dark orchestral backdrop of Sibelius’ Violin Concerto. These bright, flickering melodies kept Sibelius sleepless as he completed the work during a long, cold Finnish winter.


That same winter, Elgar swapped gloomy England for the Italian Riviera. His symphonic holiday postcard, In the South, tells of sunny country strolls and moonlit serenades. There’s also an echo of ancient battles, roused by a thoughtful walk along an old Roman road…


That leads us – via the dizzying vortex of Ravel’s overheated waltz – to the ancient capital itself, where the same ghostly echoes resound in Respighi’s vivid tone poem. Dawn breaks on the Appian Way.


Presenting Partner



The Mingling Room


FREE. One hour prior to the concerts in the Meeting Hall (located just behind the Adelaide Town Hall). There’ll be a bar so after the pre-concert presentation, you can linger, buy a drink and discuss the music with new and old friends before enjoying the concert.


Join educator and conductor Graham Abbott with ASO Principal First Violin Shirin Lim, as they delve into the world of Elgar, Sibelius, Ravel, and Respighi.

Watch Video

Ravel: La valse | Bernstein/Orchestre National de France
Sibelius: Violin Concerto | Barenboim/Vengerow/Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Respighi: Pines of Rome | Slobodeniouk/Sinfónica de Galicia

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