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ASO: Portraits & Variations - Ian Munro

Event

ASO: Portraits & Variations - Ian Munro

  • Date: Friday, 11 August 2017 to Saturday, 12 August 2017, Fri 11 Aug, 8pm | Sat 12 Aug, 6:30pm
  • Venue: Adelaide Town Hall — 128 King William St, Adelaide, SA
  • Tickets: Adult: $70 - $115 | Concession: $60 - $99 | Children: $35 - $45 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (08) 8233 6233

Event Details

Matthew Halls - Conductor
Geoffrey Collins - Flute

Brahms - Haydn Variations
Ian Munro - Flute Concerto
Beethoven - Prometheus: Overture
Elgar - Enigma Variations

A simple theme can hold many surprises.

In 1898, Elgar sat down at his piano, played a wistful little tune, and then began to unwrap from it a series of musical portraits of his friends. The wealth of invention and depth of character in the Enigma Variations have captivated audiences for over a hundred years. There’s always more to find.

Brahms’s Variations on a Theme by Haydn also opens up from an unassuming little pilgrim’s hymn into a miniature symphony. A model of musical variation, this work has all the twists and turns of a good story.

Another surprise awaits you in a brand new Flute Concerto from Australian composer Ian Munro. The ASO’s very own Geoffrey Collins, a keen devotee of contemporary music, will be giving this Adelaide Premiere. And after that, Beethoven’s Prometheus: Overture hurtles past, carrying a torch of stolen fire… another small ‘theme’ with big consequences.

Featured non-Australian music: Brahms, Beethoven, Elgar

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (08) 8233 6233

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