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Romance and Revolution

Conductor Joseph Swensen
Soloist Paul Lewis, Piano

Vine V – An Orchestral Fanfare
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor op.37
Prokofiev Symphony No.5 in B flat

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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.


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Biographies

Conductor

Joseph Swensen

Joseph Swensen is Artistic Director of the NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra Wroclaw, Conductor Emeritus of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada. He has previously served as Principal Guest...
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ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE 2019

Paul Lewis: Artist-in-Residence

Paul Lewis is internationally regarded as one of the leading musicians of his generation. His cycles of core piano works by Beethoven and Schubert have received unanimous critical and public acclaim worldwide, and consolidated his...
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The Artist-in-Residence program is supported by The University of Queensland

Presented by Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Brisbane Festival