Illuminations : Queensland Youth Symphony
- Date: Saturday, 31 May 2014, 7pm
- Venue: QPAC Concert Hall — Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Cnr Grey St and Melbourne St, Southbank, QLD
- Tickets: Adult: $37 | Concession: $30 | Full-time student: $14 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 136246
Queensland Youth Symphony (QYO) and soprano Lisa Gasteen present an evening full of light and illumination.
The program begins with the world premiere of Gravity Road, a new work by Australian composer Carl Vine.
Respighi's The Sunset, written for strings and soprano, is based on the text of a poem written by Percy Bysshe Shelley. The poignant work reflects on the mingling of love and death, the power of grief and the effects of time. With Soprano Lisa Gasteen, the strings of the Queensland Youth Symphony present this evocative work.
The mischievous tone poem by Richard Strauss features the QYS horn and clarinet assuming the roles of the impish trickster. The program ends with Respighi's Church Windows, depicting the events contained in brilliant Italian stained glass windows.
Queensland Youth Orchestras (QYO) is Australia's major orchestral training and performance organisation for young musicians aged 9 to 25. Under the artistic leadership of John Curro AM MBE since 1966, QYO is renowned as a world-class youth orchestra organisation. QYO is a member of Youth Orchestras Australia (YOA), a network comprising the major state youth orchestras of Australia and the Australian Youth Orchestra.
Carl Vine - Gravity Road
Ottorino Respighi - Il Tramonto (The Sunset)
Soloist: Lisa Gasteen
Richard Strauss - Till Eulenspiegel
Ottorino Respighi - Church Windows
Featured non-Australian music: Respighi, Strauss
Featured Australian Works
|Gravity Road : an orchestral tone poem (2014) by Carl Vine — World premiere|
— performed by John Curro and Queensland Youth Symphony
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