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QSO: Vine - Romance and Revolution

Event

QSO: Vine - Romance and Revolution

  • Date: Thursday, 12 September 2019, 7:30pm
  • Venue: QPAC Concert Hall — Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Cnr Grey St and Melbourne St, Southbank, QLD
  • Tickets: Adult: $79 - $119 | Concession: $69 - $99 | Student: $49 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 136246

Event Details

What do you call a piece that only runs five minutes? Australian composer Carl Vine decided a short work deserved a short title and called it simply V (for the Roman numeral!).

‘I wanted to sing of the free, happy man, his mighty power, his chivalry and purity of spirit,’ said Prokofiev about his searching Fifth Symphony which overflows with persuasive charm. Yet it’s also witty, edgy and contrarian, with exquisite melodies. When Beethoven wrote his third Piano Concerto, he was breaking new grounds with his music; creating a new type of soundworld that had never been heard before. This concerto will show off the piano and orchestra to spectacular effect, especially in the hands of master pianist Paul Lewis.

Join us at 6.30pm in the Concert Hall for an insightful pre-concert talk. These pre-concert talks help to deepen your experience and create new pathways to enjoy the concert ahead. You can enter the pre-concert talk via Door 1.

Program

Vine V – An Orchestral Fanfare
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor op.37
Prokofiev Symphony No.5 in B flat

Conductor Joseph Swensen
Soloist Paul Lewis, Piano

Featured non-Australian music: Beethoven, Prokofiev

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (07) 3833 5044

Featured Australian Works

Digital sheet music sample V : an orchestral fanfare (2002) by Carl Vine
— performed by Joseph Swensen and Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Featured artists

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