“It gives me great joy to present our new season, an homage to some of the greatest musical minds: those creative visionaries who profoundly influenced the nature of their own age and beyond.”
Jessica Cottis, Chief Conductor and Artistic Director
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The Llewellyn Series opens with music from Wagner’s blazingly original Tristan und Isolde. Conducted by Jessica Cottis, the program features Mendelssohn’s Reformation Symphony, a suite from Hitchcock’s psycho-thrilled Vertigo and Margaret Sutherland’s infrequently performed Violin Concerto, with outstanding young soloist Courtenay Cleary.
COMPELLING AUSTRALIAN VOICES
The CSO Chamber Ensemble premieres four Australian commissions across the Australian Series, including works by visionary, young Australian composers Jakub Jankowski and Rhyan Clapham a.k.a. DOBBY. On the mainstage, the CSO presents a bold, nature-inspired commission by Canberra export Leah Curtis.
MORE CHERISHED CHAMBER FAVOURITES
The CSO presents an expanded Chamber Classics Series in 2022, including a program of innovative and compelling works by Beethoven and Debussy, featuring one of Australia’s greatest flautists, Emma Sholl. CSO Artist in Focus for 2022, Sholl also joins the orchestra for CPE Bach’s virtuosic flute concerto, conducted by early music specialist Benjamin Bayl.
Jessica Cottis conducts music by one of the greatest creative trailblazers, Stravinsky: his hypnotic Petrushka alongside a bold, nature-inspired, new work from Canberra-raised, LA-based composer Leah Curtis. In the same program, Markiyan Melnychenko makes his CSO debut with Sibelius’ evocative Violin Concerto.
Pianist Kristian Chong returns to Llewellyn Hall for Malcolm Williamson’s striking Second Piano Concerto, conducted by Principal Guest Conductor Simon Hewett. The program also features Strauss’ late masterpiece Metamorphosen and Beethoven’s revolutionary Eroica Symphony.
MUSIC TO LIFT THE SPIRITS
Simon Hewett takes the podium for two special performances of Handel’s Messiah, featuring Chloe Lankshear, Tobias Cole, Andrew Goodwin and Adrian Tamburini. The most performed piece of classical music worldwide, this is music for everyone to enjoy, to lift the spirits.
CREATE OR RENEW YOUR SUBSCRIPTION
Before you subscribe, check out what’s on offer:
- browse our event calendar
- explore the season by theme on our blog or
- download the full season brochure [PDF 6MB].
Other important information:
- CSO 2022 season pricing (including subscriber discounts)
- CSO concert experience
- Terms and Conditions
OPTION A / Llewellyn Series subscription
Book all four Llewellyn Series concerts (Wednesdays or Thursdays) to become a Llewellyn Series subscriber and save your seats for our flagship series, year after year. Tailor your Llewellyn Series subscription by adding chamber music experiences, our annual Summer Prom or the 2022 CSO Special, Messiah.
OPTION B / Custom subscription
Mix and match from the mainstage to intimate chamber performances and the best of Australian classical and art music. New to the CSO or looking to branch out? Call CSO Direct for recommendations on a custom package to suit your calendar, budget and musical preferences.
WAYS TO SUBSCRIBE
Follow the instructions below to book online, over the phone or via post.
- Renew an existing subscription online or
- Create a new subscription online from one of the following options:
Renew or create a new subscription over the phone by calling CSO Direct on 02 6262 6772 (weekdays 10am – 3pm).
Renew or create a new subscription by posting a completed CSO 2022 subscription form to CSO Direct.
Download the CSO 2022 subscription form [PDF 117KB]
GPO Box 1919
Canberra ACT 2601
The CSO office is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions in the ACT. In person renewals and subscriptions are not available at this time – we appreciate your understanding.
Note for online bookings
In the online booking portal, you will be prompted to select tickets within a price band. If your custom subscription includes any concerts in Llewellyn Hall, please choose the price band that corresponds to your desired Llewellyn Hall seating reserve i.e. A-Reserve, B-Reserve or C-Reserve.
If you have any issues booking online, please call CSO Direct on 02 6262 6772 (weekdays, 10am – 3pm), to create your tailored subscription package over the phone.