Conductor Daniel Blendulf
Piano Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
Glinka Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila
Debussy Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra
Ravel Concerto in D for Piano (Left Hand) and Orchestra
Scriabin Symphony No.4, Op.54 The Poem of Ecstasy
Pre-concert talk at 6.30pm with Lachlan Snow
Scandinavian conductor Daniel Blendulf, superstar French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and Queensland Symphony Orchestra have put together a musical journey which has everything – exhilarating moments, spectacular piano-playing and a massive finale.
First up is Glinka’s Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila, a zippy five minute dose of heroic action that will be guaranteed to put you in a good mood. Following this, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet will perform Debussy’s Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra, a dreamy work full of shimmering orchestral moments.
Ravel’s Concerto for Piano (Left Hand) and Orchestra is up next. This concerto is so spectacularly written that at the Paris premiere in 1933, the French critic Henry Prunières is said to have remarked that that not only could he hardly believe there weren’t two hands playing, sometimes it felt like four! We’re confident you’ll think the same thing when you hear it.
The concert concludes with Russian composer Alexander Scriabin’s Poem of Ecstasy, a captivating musical voyage on a grand scale. Let yourself go and let your senses journey through moments of mysterious quiet, immense triumph, and otherworldly soundscapes of light and transformation. Whatever images the music conjures up for you, it will be guaranteed to be a trip.
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