Australian Chamber Orchestra : ACO2 Tour
- Date: Thursday, 9 July 2009, 7:30pm
- Venue: Newcastle Conservatorium Concert Hall — The University of Newcastle, Cnr Auckland St and Gibson St, Newcastle, NSW
- Series: This event is part of the ACO '09 series
- Tickets: $10-$30 — Tickets can be purchased by phone on (02) 4929 1977
ACO2 connects the next generation of talented young Australian musicians with the stars of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, creating a combined ensemble with a fresh, energetic performance style.
The concert begins with exuberant music by the ever-popular Italian Baroque composer Vivaldi. Arguably Australia’s greatest composer, Peter Sculthorpe’s atmospheric music evokes Australia’s parched and awesome landscape. From the scorched to the ice-covered, with music inspired by the energetic folk fiddlers of Finland and then to Spain with a ‘Nocturnal Dance’ for the two Dons, ladies man Don Juan and delusional but romantic Don Quixote. ‘Serenades’ are to be played in the evening to delight and inspire romance, and Dvorák’s popular example does just that with its warmth and flowing melodies.
Featured non-Australian music: Vivaldi, Sallinen, Rautavaara, Dvorak
Further information for this event is available online at the event's website
Featured Australian Works
||Sonata for strings No. 2 : string orchestra by Peter Sculthorpe|
— performed by Australian Chamber Orchestra and Helena Rathbone
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