Canberra Symphony Orchestra's Llewellyn Series 15.1: Sibelius

Canberra Symphony Orchestra's Llewellyn Series 15.1: Sibelius

SCHUBERT The Magic Harp Overture

DVORAK Cello Concerto

SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5


Nicholas Milton Conductor

Artistic patronage ActewAGL

Edward King Cello


The CSO's Chief Conductor and Artistic Director, Nicholas Milton, directs the season opener at Llewellyn Hall.  The evening opens with the mesmerizing wizardry of Schubert; his spectacular overture to The Magic Harp is one of the most bewitching overtures of the orchestral repertoire.  To perform Dvorak's immortal Cello Concert, the CSO is joined by sensational young New Zealand cellist, Edward King, fresh from his riveting performances at the Australian Cello Awards.

This enchanting evening concludes with the uplifting Fifth Symphony by Sibelius - in celebration of the Finnish composer's anniversary year.  This glorious symphony was inspired by Sibelius sighting of sixteen swans, of which he wrote in his diary. "One of the great experiences of my life! God, how beautiful". To this diary entry he added a magnificent thematic sequence, which he included in the finale of the symphony.  This concert will be a musical celebration you must not miss.

Pre-concert talk at 6.45pm, door 6, ground floor Llewellyn Hall

Duration 80 minutes, plus interval



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