AMPAG, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Adelaide Symphony Orchestra:Symphonic Dances - Master Series 6

Symphonic Dances - Master Series 6

August 2019

Fri 16 

08:00 PM

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Adelaide Town Hall 128 King William Street

AdelaideSouth Australia

 

It’s all too easy to be swept off your feet.

Dalia Stasevska - Conductor 
Louis Lortie - Piano

John Adams - The Chairman Dances from 'Nixon in China' 
Ravel - Piano Concerto in G 
Rachmaninov - Symphonic Dances

It’s all too easy to be swept off your feet. Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G might just be the coolest concerto going around: jazzy, suave and neat, a product of the Roaring Twenties. And who better to glide through the dreamy waltz of its Adagio than Louis Lortie?

The dance begins when Finnish-Ukranian conductor Dalia Stasevska gives her downbeat and John Adams’ “foxtrot for orchestra” shuffles in with its mesmerising mix of urbane rhythms and nostalgic Hollywood strings. The evening culminates in the Symphonic Dances of Rachmaninov, with the composer’s trademark melodic gifts enriched by the impulse for physical movement. The vigorous steps of its finale, a dance of life and death, will leave us all breathless.