Pines of Rome

Saturday 3rd Aug - 7:30pm
Llewellyn Hall
National Capital Orchestra

The National Capital Orchestra with Musical Director Leonard Weiss presents a unique concert, with the World premiere of a new Australian composition combined with two Italian-themed works evoking images spanning two centuries of civilisation. The concert opens with Images of Obsession: 0236, an exciting opportunity to be involved with the creation of this new work by talented emerging Canberra composer Dante Clavijo.

Harold in Italy, by Berlioz, takes us back two centuries in a work inspired by Lord Byron’s poem Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage. Featuring scenes of pilgrims traversing mountains, a love scene and the sounds of carousing brigands, the brilliant and demanding solo viola part will be performed by Lucy Carrigy-Ryan.

Back to Roman times, imagine the gardens of the Villa Borghese, catacombs, a nightingale twittering over the hill of the temple of Janus and the sound of the Roman army marching triumphantly along the Appian Way in Respighi’s Pines of Rome.  We will hear the full resources of the NCO presenting the composer’s wonderful evocation of scenes from ancient times.

Join us for this exciting and inspiring program that marks another milestone in the NCO’s presentation of new compositions combined with works from the established orchestral repertoire.