Britten Violin Concerto

If ever there was a piece of music ripe for discovery, it’s the Violin Concerto by Benjamin Britten. Emma McGrath, soloist in this concert, says ‘I cannot recall a concerto as emotional as this.’ Written in the late 1930s, Britten’s Violin Concerto seems to capture the anxiety and melancholy of a world on the brink […]

Colours of the Saxophone

‘I have never heard saxophone playing so seductive and alluring.’ The Herald, Scotland No one can accentuate the various colours of the saxophone like Amy Dickson. This multi award-winning performer is renowned for her silky and delectable tone. In this concert she brings her artistry to Matthew Hindson’s dazzling new Saxophone Concerto. Colours of a […]

The Fairy’s Kiss, Hobart

Celebrated English musician Anthony Marwood wears two hats in this concert – as soloist and director. Renowned for his warm and expressive tone, he performs Mozart’s youthful Second Violin Concerto. Stravinsky’s ballet score Le baiser de la fée (The Fairy’s Kiss) consists of reworkings of original music by Tchaikovsky, a composer whose music Stravinsky adored. […]

Swansong, Hobart

Doyenne of Australian cellists, Sue-Ellen Paulsen appears as soloist in golden-hued works by Respighi and Tchaikovsky in these, her farewell solo performances with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Fittingly, her swansong with the TSO includes one of the most ravishing of all cello pieces, Saint-Saëns’ ‘The Swan’. Music by Schumann frames the concert. The Manfred Overture […]