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Canberra Symphony Orchestra Llewellyn Series: Piano

Wednesday 29 March & Thursday 30 March at 7.30pm
Tickets available from Ticketek or telephone 1300 795 012


Llewellyn Hall


Conductor: Jessica Cottis
Piano: Daniel de Borah


RAUTAVAARA: Cantus Arcticus (Concerto for Birds and Orchestra), op.61
SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concerto No.1 in C minor, op.35
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.6 in F major, op.68 (Pastoral)

The ActewAGL Llewellyn Series takes flight with one of the most colourful and diverse figures in Finnish music, Einojuhani Rautavaara. His Cantus Arcticus is an intricate piece in three movements that incorporates recordings of birds found near the Arctic Circle as well as bogs of Liminka in northern Finland.

This is followed by Shostakovichs Piano Concerto No.1 in C minor. In this piece, the trumpet offers a sardonic commentary to Daniel de Borahs melancholic solo piano, revealing all the wit and energy to be found in Shostakovich's youthful piece.

Finally, Conductor Jessica Cottis will guide the Orchestra through the warmest and most beloved of all Beethovens symphonies, Symphony No.6. It evokes an afternoon in the country outside Vienna with rippling brooks, birds, peasants dancing, the fury of a storm and relief at its passing. "A fresh approach to a work of music..... usually comes to those who have a fresh approach to aspects of life, to life in general." - Shostakovich


Game On The Digital Revolution

Saturday 6 May at 1:00pm
Tickets available from Ticketek or telephone 1300 795 012


Llewellyn Hall

Presented by


A Digital Revolution presented by the Canberra International Music Festival, in collaboration with the ANU School of Music, Academy of Interactive Entertainment and Music for Canberra. From old-school Tetris to Super Mario 64 to Call of Duty, great video games are made of great soundtracks! YOLO, so ditch the computer and go AFK for some epic beats, live and in 3D performed by the Canberra Youth Orchestra and Topology. Experience your favorite game soundtracks along with slick new games and music by young Canberra designers and composers. Featuring music by legendary game composer Garry Schyman (Bioshock) who will be on hand to chat with the audience. Don't miss the pre-concert gaming extravaganza where you get to play some of the newest most exciting unreleased games in Australia. For gamers, but parents and noobs welcome.

Angela Hewitt

Musica Viva Angela Hewitt

Thursday 11 May at 7pm
Tickets available from Ticketek or telephone 1300 795 012


Llewellyn Hall


JS BACH Partita no 2 in C minor, BWV826
BEETHOVEN Sonata in F minor, op 2 no 1
JS BACH Partita no 4 in D major, BWV828
BEETHOVEN Sonata in C-sharp minor, op 27 no 2 .'Moonlight'

Angela Hewitt is acclaimed as one of the world's great pianists, especially adored for her interpretations of Johann Sebastian Bach and like-minded composers, where her delight in intricate filigree finds greatest room for expression. Everything about her approach to playing music-rigorous research, faultless technique, emotional openness-serves to highlight the innate beauty in each work she plays. For her 2017 tour program, the dancing counterpoint of Bach's partitas sits perfectly alongside works by Beethoven. In this program you can experience the Classical, clear textured F minor Sonata that is paired with the beautifully famous 'Moonlight' Sonata which Angela's fleet fingers seem perfectly formed both for its eternally beloved slow movement, and for the quicksilver drama of its thrilling finale. "Exquisite and once finely thought and exalting" The Sunday Times.


Requiem presented by The Llewellyn Choir

Saturday 20 May at 7:30pm
Tickets available from Ticketek or telephone 1300 795 012


Llewellyn Hall

Few choral works have captured the public imagination in the way that Verdi's Requiem has. The uncomplicated directness of his style, his soaring, lyrical melodies and the work's dramatic and emotional intensity, all contribute to the Requiem's status as one of the great icons of Western music. Best known for his wonderful operas, Verdi poured into the Requiem the same vibrant emotion that thrills opera fans. Indeed, more than a few critics have hailed the Requiem as Verdi's finest opera.

The Llewellyn Choir is one of Canberra's premier choirs and in this performance they are joined by the Llewellyn Sinfonia and four superb soloists:
Sonia Anfiloff (soprano)
Christina Wilson (mezzosoprano)
Christopher Lincoln Bogg (tenor)
Jeremy Tatchell (bass)
The performance will be under the baton of Rowan Harvey-Martin.

Postmodern Jukebox

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

Wednesday 27 September at 8.30pm
Tickets available from Ticketek or telephone 1300 795 012


Llewellyn Hall

Presented by

Nice Events


Australia & New Zealand love Postmodern Jukebox!! Following two successful tours over the last two years, Nice Events is proud to announce Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox will return to Australia & New Zealand in September 2017 for another mammoth national tour - including a special performance at The Sydney Opera House.
"We're once again excited to bring our vintage universe of pop music performed by some of the greatest talent in the world back Down Under! Dress to impress and plan on having a night to remember!"
Scott Bradlee.

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