Adelaide Symphony Orchestra: Prokofiev & Edwards
- Date: Friday, 24 June 2016 to Saturday, 25 June 2016, 8pm (Friday); 6:30pm (Saturday)
- Venue: Adelaide Town Hall — 128 King William St, Adelaide, SA
- Tickets: $113-$35 — Tickets can be purchased online
Russian pianist Konstantin Shamray is teaming up with Nicholas Carter for one of the most flashily brilliant concertos in the repertoire. Prokofiev’s quirky and uplifting Third Piano Concerto is music to be listened to from the edge of your seat.
Listening to this music is like water skiing. It’s exhilarating. You’ll be carried away, very quickly. And you might get wet. That’s what happens to The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (as immortalised in Disney’s Fantasia), who meddles in magic beyond his power to control. The bassoons’ cheeky broomstick theme creates an orchestral tidal wave.
Then chase the flitting dance rhythms of Ross Edwards’s ethereal White Ghost Dancing, before losing yourself in the bustling, crowded fairground of Petrushka, where Stravinsky’s vivid music brings side shows, buskers, magicians and puppets to life.
Featured non-Australian music: Prokofiev, Dukas, Stravinsky
Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (08) 8233 6233
Featured Australian Works
||White ghost dancing : for orchestra (1999) by Ross Edwards|
— performed by Nicholas Carter and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
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