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Classic Afternoon: The Elements

Saturday 19 June, 2021
Llewellyn Hall, ANU, 2pm

Kirsten Williams Director, Violin
Canberra Symphony Orchestra

Grace WILLIAMS Sea Sketches
Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS OM The Lark Ascending
Kim CUNIO World premiere, CSO commission
Joseph HAYDN Symphony No. 59 ‘Fire’

Tickets
Adult – $59-101
Concession – $48-89
Under 30 – $30

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The ancient Greeks believed all of matter was essentially comprised of earth, water, air and fire. These elements undergirded philosophy, science and medicine for over two millennia.

Directed by Concertmaster Kirsten Williams, the orchestra explores each element in this program: taking to the sky with Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, before diving into the tempestuous waters of Welsh composer Grace Williams’ Sea Sketches and bristling with Haydn’s spirited Fire symphony.

The element of earth takes on new meaning and urgency with a commission from Kim Cunio that seeks to make musical sense of the quandary of climate change.

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Image: Martin Ollman


We are working closely with all our concert venues to deliver COVID-safe concert experiences for musicians, staff and patrons. All concerts will be delivered in line with ACT Government restrictions, including requirements related to audience capacity, socially distanced seating and cleaning protocols. More information about safety measures and COVID-19 ticket exchange policy