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Llewellyn Two: Eroica

Wednesday 20 May, 2020
Llewellyn Hall, ANU, 7.30pm

Jessica Cottis Conductor

Alan Vivian Clarinet

Pre-concert talk 6.45pm

Ella MACENS The Lake (world premiere)
WEBER Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E flat major, op. 74
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 in E flat major op. 55 Eroica

Ticket prices – $29 to $99

Alan Vivian

Feel the incredible power of Beethoven’s mighty Eroica, one of the greatest symphonies ever written. Award-winning conductor Jessica Cottis returns to Canberra to lead the Canberra Symphony Orchestra in the work that ushered in Beethoven’s ‘heroic’ middle period.

A turning point in the history of music, Beethoven’s Third Symphony unties Classical form with Romantic emotion, and was famously dedicated to Napoleon — until he declared himself Emperor and Beethoven furiously struck out the dedication. The symphony nonetheless stands as a tribute to humankind’s capacity for greatness.

Alongside this landmark work, the CSO performs the world premiere of a new piece by Ella Macens — one of Australian music’s fastest rising stars — The Lake, before renowned clarinetist, teacher and local legend Alan Vivian takes the stage as soloist in Carl Maria von Weber’s beloved Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E flat major, written for Heinrich Joseph Bärmann, one of the Romantic period’s greatest virtuosos.