AMPAG, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Adelaide Symphony Orchestra:From the Mists of Time - Master Series 1

From the Mists of Time - Master Series 1

March 2019

Fri 29 

08:00 PM

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Adelaide Town Hall 128 King William Street

AdelaideSouth Australia

 

Our 2019 Master Series begins with a single ray of light…

A single ray of light…

The sound of Simone Lamsma’s violin emerges in full splendour, shining out from the dark orchestral backdrop of Sibelius’ Violin Concerto. These bright, flickering melodies kept Sibelius sleepless as he completed the work during a long, cold Finnish winter.

That same winter, Elgar swapped gloomy England for the Italian Riviera. His symphonic holiday postcard, In the South, tells of sunny country strolls and moonlit serenades. There’s also an echo of ancient battles, roused by a thoughtful walk along an old Roman road…

That leads us – via the dizzying vortex of Ravel’s overheated waltz – to the ancient capital itself, where the same ghostly echoes resound in Respighi’s vivid tone poem. Dawn breaks on the Appian Way.