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Willoughby Symphony: Passion

Event

Willoughby Symphony: Passion

  • Date: Sunday, 16 September 2018, 2pm
  • Venue: The Concourse, Chatswood — 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood, NSW
  • Series: This event is part of the Willoughby Symphony 2018 Season series
  • Tickets: Adult: $44-$50 | Concession: $42-$47 | Youth: $22 | Child: $12 (Season passes available) — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 8075 8111

Event Details

The jaw-dropping virtuosity of pianist David Fung must be heard and seen to be believed! In the Willoughby Symphony’s PASSION, David and Dr Nicholas Milton AM reunite on stage for a performance of Shostakovich’s second piano concerto – one of the composer’s most remarkable and intimately textured concertos. Composed for his son, Maxim, it is a work of dazzling virtuosity, poetry, passion, and elegant beauty. David and Nicholas last worked together with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in a wildly successful collaboration at the Melbourne Town Hall.

This concert will commence with a magical portrayal of glimmering atmosphere in Composer-in-Residence, Nigel Westlake’s evocative and imaginatively conceived orchestral poem, Shimmering Blue.

Concluding the concert, the orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky’s powerful Pathetique symphony, a work he composed from the abyss of personal and emotional despair … a symphonic utterance like no other in the repertoire that takes listeners on a heartbreaking internal odyssey of the human soul.

Featured non-Australian music: Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by email to email@willoughby.nsw.gov.au

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