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Beethoven’s Eroica - Ledger

Event

Beethoven’s Eroica - Ledger

  • Date: Friday, 5 May 2017, 7:30pm
  • Venue: Federation Concert Hall, Hobart — 1 Davey St, Hobart, TAS
  • Tickets: Adult: $32 - $101 | Concession: $32 - $95 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 1800 001 190

Event Details

Beethoven threw away the rule book when he composed his Symphony No 3. Originally intended as a tribute to Napoleon Bonaparte, the symphony was subsequently given the appellation "Eroica" (i.e. heroic) when Beethoven, disgusted by Napoleon’s imperial ambitions, tore up the dedication sheet. One could hardly look for a more powerful example of the intersection between music and politics and the assertive position taken by a creative individual. The Eroica is passionate, raw and forceful.

Boris Giltburg, winner of the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition in 2013, makes his TSO debut as soloist in Mozart’s sublime Piano Concerto No 23, a work that traverses a whole universe of human emotions within its three captivating movements. Conductor Rory Macdonald, who is in demand throughout the world, also makes his first appearance with the TSO in this concert. He opens the program with the award-winning Habits of Creatures by Australian composer James Ledger.

Program

Ledger
Habits of Creatures

Mozart
Piano Concerto No 23 in A, K488

Beethoven
Symphony No 3, "Eroica"

Featured non-Australian music: Mozart, Beethoven

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 6232 4450 or by email to boxoffice@tso.com.au

Featured Australian Works

Digital sheet music sample Habits of creatures : full orchestra (2004) by James Ledger
— performed by Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Eivind Aadland

Featured artists

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