Romance and Revolution

The spirit of invention

Romance and Revolution

This concerto will show off the piano and Orchestra to spectacular effect

What do you call a piece that only runs five minutes? Australian composer Carl Vine decided a short work deserved a short title and called it simply V (for the Roman numeral!).

‘I wanted to sing of the free, happy man, his mighty power, his chivalry and purity of spirit,’ said Prokofiev about his searching Fifth Symphony which overflows with persuasive charm. Yet it’s also witty, edgy and contrarian, with exquisite melodies. When Beethoven wrote his third Piano Concerto, he was breaking new grounds with his music; creating a new type of soundworld that had never been heard before. This concerto will show off the piano and orchestra to spectacular effect, especially in the hands of master pianist Paul Lewis.

Join us at 6.30pm in the Concert Hall for an insightful pre-concert talk. These pre-concert talks help to deepen your experience and create new pathways to enjoy the concert ahead. You can enter the pre-concert talk via Door 1.




V – An Orchestral Fanfare



Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor op.37



Symphony No.5 in B flat


Joseph Swensen

Joseph Swensen


Paul Lewis

Paul Lewis

Artist-in-Residence 2019




12 September 2019



A Reserve


$49 - $119

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B Reserve


$49 - $99

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C Reserve


$49 - $79

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The Artist-in-Residence program is supported by The University of Queensland.

Presented by Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Brisbane Festival.