ActewAGL Llewellyn Three
Nicholas Milton AM Conductor
Artistic Patronage ActewAGL
Andrea Lam Piano
FREE Pre-concert talk 6.45pm
RAVEL La Valse
RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 1, op. 1
MATTHEW HINDSON The Stars Above Us All
MUSSORGSKY (orchestrated by Ravel) Pictures at an Exhibition
Australian pianist Andrea Lam showcases her incredible talents with Russian composer-pianist Sergei Rachmaninov’s formidable First Piano Concerto.
Lam made her concerto debut with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra when she was just 13-years-old and has never looked back, now enjoying an exciting international career that sees her performing in venues from the Sydney Opera House to Carnegie Hall. She joins conductor Nicholas Milton in a concert that opens with the frenzied whirling of Ravel’s La Valse, features Matthew Hindson’s glittering The Stars Above Us All—written for the HUSH Music Foundation—and culminates in Modest Mussorgsky’s well-loved Pictures at an Exhibition.
Mussorgsky’s most popular piano work, which guides the listener through a musical art gallery, past vividly depicted scenes from the mighty Gates of Kiev to the witch Baba-Yaga’s magical hut on hen’s legs, will be performed in Ravel’s magnificent orchestration.
Pronounced a “real talent” by the Wall Street Journal, New York-based pianist Andrea Lam is earning consistent acclaim as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician for her “great style and thrilling virtuosity” (Sydney Morning Herald). A frequent guest at major US venues such as New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center to Australia’s Sydney Opera House, Andrea’s performances are noted internationally for her “melting lyricism, filigree touch and spirited eloquence” (The Australian). Read More
The ActewAGL Llewellyn Series is the largest of the CSO’s annual concert series. It takes inspiration from the late Ernest Llewellyn, a true pioneer of classical music in Canberra who always strived for musical excellence.
The series highlights the skill, talent and artistry of CSO musicians as they perform classic and contemporary symphonic masterworks from composers past and present, international and Australian. The series also showcases world-class soloists.