Award-winning conductor, author and Canberra native, Paul Kildea takes the podium in the Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s hot-blooded second
concert of the 2019 season.
Opening with the sparkling overture to Mozart’s opera The Marriage of Figaro, this concert will see legendary Australian guitar duo the Grigoryan Brothers join the CSO in a performance of Joaquín Rodrigo’s virtuosic Concierto madrigal—a work full of lively Spanish dance rhythms. The program’s second half will feature the world premiere of an exciting new work by Canberra-based composers Kenneth and Kirsten Lampl, featuring beloved Australian cellist David Pereira, before
the concert reaches its passionate climax in Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony.
The final symphony of the composer’s ‘Heroic’ period, the Eighth is seen as looking back to the classical symphonies of Mozart and Haydn—but in typical Beethoven style, this tightly packed work of beauty and genius is full of surprises for the listener. This is not a concert to miss!