In 2021, the CSO features soprano Lorina Gore, a Canberra legend, as Artist in Focus – on the mainstage, in the Australian Series and in recital.
For a limited time only, book your seats for Lorina Gore’s mainstage appearances with the CSO – Llewellyn One and Llewellyn Three – and receive a half-price ticket to Australian Series: Within and Without, featuring world premieres from Peggy Polias and Ella Macens.
Book online by midday Thursday 1 April or call CSO Direct on 02 6262 6772 (weekdays 10am – 3pm)
31 MARCH / 1 APRIL Llewellyn One: Seven Deadly Sins
Lorina Gore joins the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and a barbershop quartet to perform Kurt Weill’s scathing Seven Deadly Sins, conducted by Jessica Cottis. A scathing commentary on the perils of capitalist ambitions, this fractured fairy tale follows Anna as she traverses an imaginary parallel of the United States of America to earn money for her greedy family. Each time Anna’s alter ego tries to behave morally, she’s scolded for failing to commit one of the seven deadly sins: pride, greed, wrath, envy, lust, gluttony and sloth.
22 JULY Australian Series: Within and Without
Curated by Prof Deborah Cheetham AO, this concert features Lorina Gore in a world premiere from Peggy Polias and a new version of Paul Dean’s Amid a crowd of stars. CSO Chamber Players will also perform a world premiere from Ella Macens, as well as Kudikynah Cave by Moya Henderson AM.
15 / 16 SEPTEMBER Llewellyn Three: Celestial Visions
Lorina Gore joins the Canberra Symphony Orchestra to perform Mahler’s ethereal fourth symphony, inspired by the poem Das himmlische Leben (‘The Heavenly Life’).