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Zelman Symphony


Zelman Symphony

  • Date: Saturday, 28 March 2015, 8pm
  • Venue: Eldon Hogan Performing Arts Centre — Xavier College, Barkers Road, Kew, VIC
  • Tickets: Tickets can be purchased by phone on (03) 9853 1962

Event Details

Prepare to be blown away by Roman Ponomariov, horn, and Selena Pettifer, mezzo-soprano.

This concert features perhaps the greatest horn concerto written in modern times together with a new evocative composition for soprano and orchestra by George Dreyfus. It concludes with Brahms's acclaimed first symphony – after 21 years and numerous drafts, Brahms proclaimed it was finally a worthy successor to Beethoven’s symphonies.

Richard Strauss' first horn concerto was written for his father, one of the great horn players of his time, who never played it, claiming it was too difficult for him. Our soloist will be Roman Ponomariov. Roman last performed with Zelman Symphony in 2006 alongside the legendary Barry Tuckwell.

The new Dreyfus work is based on a text by Charles Hamilton Sorley (1895-1915). We are honoured to have been invited by George to premiere his tribute to the fallen as we commemorate the centenary of the ANZACs at Gallipoli.

Mark Shiell will present a pre-concert talk in the auditorium commencing 7.30pm.

Featured non-Australian music: Weber, Brahms, Strauss

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

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