ActewAGL Llewellyn Two
Paul Kildea Conductor
Slava and Leonard Grigoryan Guitars
David Pereira Cello
FREE Pre-concert talk_6.45pm
MOZART The Marriage of Figaro Overture
JOAQUN RODRIGO Concierto madrigal
KENNETH and KIRSTEN LAMPL To the Memory of Nelson Cooke: an Elegy for Cello and Orchestra
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8 in F major, op. 93
Award-winning conductor, author and Canberra native, Paul Kildea takes the podium in the Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s hot-blooded second
concert of the 2019 season.
Opening with the sparkling overture to Mozart’s opera The Marriage of Figaro, this concert will see legendary Australian guitar duo the Grigoryan Brothers join the CSO in a performance of Joaquín Rodrigo’s virtuosic Concierto madrigal—a work full of lively Spanish dance rhythms. The program’s second half will feature the world premiere of an exciting new work by Canberra-based composers Kenneth and Kirsten Lampl, featuring beloved Australian cellist David Pereira, before
the concert reaches its passionate climax in Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony.
The final symphony of the composer’s ‘Heroic’ period, the Eighth is seen as looking back to the classical symphonies of Mozart and Haydn—but in typical Beethoven style, this tightly packed work of beauty and genius is full of surprises for the listener. This is not a concert to miss!
Guitarists, Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are counted amongst the finest musicians of their generation having developed a reputation for enthralling audiences with the energy of their performances and the breadth of their repertoire – embracing genres such as classical, jazz and contemporary music from around the world.
Between them, they have received 3 ARIA awards (Australian Recording Industry Association) and an incredible 24 ARIA Award nominations. As a duo they have recorded 8 albums with the 9th coming out in 2018. 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.