DATE: Saturday 3 December 2016, 8.00pm
LOCATION: Eldon Hogan Performing Arts Centre, Xavier College, Barkers Road, Kew
Grieg and Sibelius are the two greatest exponents of Scandinavian music, and we have pleasure in presenting their most popular and well-loved works.
Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite and Piano Concerto are both heavily influenced by Norwegian folk songs and dance. We welcome one of Australia's’ foremost pianists, Stefan Cassomenos, who will delight you as his fingers dance across the keyboard in the Piano Concerto.
May Lyon is the 2016 Zelman Symphony / University of Melbourne Emerging Composer, and is a Master's student of Dr. Katy Abbott at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. May's work has the theme of "The Three Norns" (female goddesses) from Norse mythology, otherwise known as The Three Fates, and will feature guest violinist and violist, Kat Tsyrlin.
ABC FM lists Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2 in the top 10 of the 100 favourite classical works of all time! This symphony has more of a nationalistic character and will provide a triumphal conclusion to the concert.
Mark Shiell will present a pre-concert talk in the auditorium commencing 7.30pm.
Mark Shiell - conductor
Jenny Going - associate conductor
Stefan Cassomenos - piano
Kat Tsyrlin - violin, viola
Grieg - Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
May Lyon - Nornir Concerto for Viola to Violin
Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor
Sibelius - Symphony No. 2
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