ASO: Ledger's Hollow Kings
- Date: Friday, 9 September 2016 to Saturday, 10 September 2016, 8pm (Fri); 6:30pm (Sat)
- Venue: Adelaide Town Hall — 128 King William St, Adelaide, SA
- Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online
Nicholas Carter - Conductor
Alexei Volodin - Piano
James Ledger - Hollow Kings
Mozart - Symphony No 40
Brahms - Piano Concerto No 2
Alexei Volodin is one of the most outstanding Russian pianists of the present day, with a performing style that is entirely his own; a virtuoso and deeply philosophical musician. Acclaimed for his highly sensitive touch and technical brilliance, Volodin is in demand by orchestras at the highest level – and makes his Adelaide debut with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in this concert, joining Principal Conductor Nicholas Carter on stage to perform Brahms’s spell-bindingly virtuosic and powerful Piano Concerto No 2.
The simple, quiet horn phrase that begins Brahms’s Second Piano Concerto is an armchair moment: the noisy outside world melts away and you’re alone with the music. And such music! The impassioned (and notoriously difficult) piano part stirs the very depths of the heart, but Brahms, through the orchestra, offers a comfort and assurance that only many years of life experience can bring.
The journey to this point begins with the Adelaide Premiere of Hollow Kings, a new work by Australian composer James Ledger, whose orchestral music is always stirring and exciting. Next we travel more familiar terrain with Mozart’s light-footed, dark-hued Symphony No 40. Only then are we ready for Brahms.
Featured non-Australian music: Mozart, Brahms
Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (08) 8233 6233
Featured Australian Works
|Hollow Kings : Four pieces after William Shakespeare for optional narrator, electric guitar and orchestra (2016) by James Ledger|
— performed by Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Nicholas Carter
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