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Alexander Melnikov performs Shostakovich

Orchestral fireworks

The dazzling musical fireworks of Shostakovich’s Festive Overture are pure entertainment, and the perfect way to open this program of triumphant, witty and brilliant virtuosity from two extraordinary soloists, conducted by the exciting Giordano Bellincampi.

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Venue
Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
Adult tickets from $45, concessions available
Saturday performance
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Sunday performance
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*Booking fee of $8.95 may apply.

Duration

The concert will end at approximately 3:30pm. Latecomers might be admitted during a suitable break in the performance and will be guided to first available seats.

Pre-Concert

Join us for the pre-concert talk 45 minutes before the performance in the Northern Foyer, by Douglas Emery.

Concert Guide

Behind every great piece is a great story. Have a read through the concert guide to get all the details.

Pianist Alexander Melnikov brings his impressive energy to Shostakovich’s First Piano Concerto. Principal Trumpet David Elton weaves a tender, sombre magic in its delightfully wistful passages.

But this is Shostakovich, so the story doesn’t end there; he continues on a spellbinding journey, to a finale where strings soar and the trumpet returns for an amazing conclusion.

Loaded with themes of lust, valour and tragedy, Richard Strauss’ energetic sound charms from the beginning. Strauss took rich tales as inspiration for his tone poems, masterfully extracting every ounce of colour from the orchestra to describe the escapades of his story-book heroes Don Juan and Till Eulenspiegel.

Every tale here is told with beauty and magnificence, presenting us with enthralling and very human portraits.

Program

SHOSTAKOVICH
Festive Overture
Piano Concerto No.1
R STRAUSS
Don Juan
Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

Artists

GIORDANO BELLINCAMPI conductor
ALEXANDER MELNIKOV piano
DAVID ELTON trumpet

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