One of the great piano concertos is the
centrepiece of this thrilling program that runs from the drama of
fate to a festival spirit.
Tchaikovsky always wears his heart on his sleeve, whether in the
exhilarating brilliance of his most popular piano concerto or in
his youthful and very Russian obsession with fate. But the intense
drama gives way to festivals as Respighi goes wild in a set of
orchestral showpieces noisy portraits of Roman circuses,
ecstatic pilgrims, high - spirited holidays and endless
The Othello Overture doesn't try to tell the story of
Shakespeare's play, but its mix of tenderness and violent passion
sets the scene for the whole concert.
We've invited charismatic young Canadian conductor Charles
Olivieri-Munroe to conduct, and Korean pianist Joyce Yang makes her
third visit to Sydney to take the solo spotlight.
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