Bringing her captivating touch to one of Mozart’s best-known piano concertos, Yeol Eum Son shows us why she’s in such global demand.
Opening softly, the work grows to unleash a taut and brilliant musical drama – broken only by the gorgeous, slow movement which provides a serene moment where we can feel the sunshine break through.
Of equal theatricality is Rachmaninov’s thrilling Symphonic Dances – a sweeping love letter to his homeland, rumbling with nostalgic nods to Russian church music, fellow artists and his own earlier works.
In his Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn, Brahms goes large – providing us with orchestral music that’s as moving as it is masterly. Our former Chief Conductor Edo de Waart makes a welcome return to conduct these dramatic masterpieces.
ANDREW HOWES Luminifera – Wild Light for Orchestra*
50 Fanfares Commission
BRAHMS Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn
MOZART Piano Concerto No.20
RACHMANINOV Symphonic Dances**
*Andrew Howes' Luminifera was made possible through the Sydney Symphony Orchestra's 50 Fanfares Project and was commissioned by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, supported by Ken & Liz Nielsen.
**This piece is not included in Tea & Symphony.
EDO DE WAART conductor
YEOL EUM SON piano
Yeol Eum Son’s performances with Sydney Symphony Orchestra have been generously supported by The Berg Family Foundation.