The Bard and Beyond

Venue Concert Hall, QPAC
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Dates 6 Oct 2018

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Overview

Conductor Carlos Kalmar
Violin Arabella Steinbacher
Mendelssohn Overture to
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op.21
Bruch Concerto No.1 in G minor for
Violin and Orchestra, Op.26*
Walton Symphony No.1 in
B flat minor*

If every piece of music is like an act in a play, then together these three pieces of music create a work that is Shakespearean in its depth and scope. It’s hard to believe that Mendelssohn wrote A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the tender age of 17, as incidental music to Shakespeare’s play. It boasts striking effects, with different instruments and passages used to conjure people and places – including a braying ass in the strings.

Bruch’s Concerto, meanwhile, is fiery and demanding; it scales the highest and lowest reaches and surprises the listener with sudden melodic leaps and pace changes. Which leaves us with Walton’s Symphony in finale – herculean in its grandeur and surging intensity, it screams, despairs and finally roars.

*Works also performed on Friday, 5 October at 11am


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$79 - $117*
*a transaction fee of $7.20 applies per transaction. Selected ticket delivery methods may incur an additional charge.

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