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ACO - Chopin & Mendelssohn's Octet


ACO - Chopin & Mendelssohn's Octet

  • Date: Tuesday, 21 February 2012, 8pm
  • Venue: Adelaide Town Hall — 128 King William St, Adelaide, SA
  • Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 1800 444 444

Event Details

Richard Tognetti, artistic director and lead violin
Polina Leschenko, piano

Combining sparkling virtuosity with tender lyricism, Chopin’s First Piano Concerto is an ideal vehicle for the unique talents of Polina Leschenko. Although Górecki is best known for his haunting and heartfelt Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, his Piano Concerto bristles with driving rhythms and energy.

Mendelssohn’s Octet is a staple of the ACO’s repertoire, its carefree exuberance belying its fiendish technical intricacies.

“The enthusiasm and tightness of the ACO was nowhere better shown than in the Mendelssohn with its joyful, sweeping opening movement, quicksilver scherzo and romping closing figure.” Cumberland Newspaper.

“Eight players from the orchestra revelled in the musical high jinks of Mendelssohn’s Octet.” Adelaide Advertiser

The ACO’s three legendary violins – Stradivari, Guarneri and Guadagnini – are revealed in Richard Tognetti’s specially created arrangement of Paganini’s dazzling Caprices.

Featured non-Australian music: Morricone, Gorecki, Mendelssohn, Paganini, Chopin

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 8274 3894 or by email to david.sheridan@aco.com.au

Featured Australian Works

 Caprice on caprises by Paganini arr. Tognetti
 Piano Concerto No. 1 by Chopin arr. Tognetti

Featured artists

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