AMPAG, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Adelaide Symphony Orchestra:Idyllic Visions - Master Series 7

Idyllic Visions - Master Series 7

September 2019

Fri 06 

08:00 PM

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Adelaide Town Hall 128 King William Street

AdelaideSouth Australia

 
 

Some people are gifted with a profound inner peace, an assurance that all shall be well, however dark and dreadful the world around them becomes.

Mark Wigglesworth - Conductor 
Stephen Hough - Piano

Vaughan Williams - Symphony No.5 
Brahms - Piano Concerto No.2

Some people are gifted with a profound inner peace, an assurance that all shall be well, however dark and dreadful the world around them becomes.

During World War II, Ralph Vaughan Williams wrote a symphony of singular calm and solace. Close your eyes and be carried by the slow, steady chords of the heavenly Romanza – here you may rest deeply.

A horn solo, soft but sure, awakens Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto. It’s symphonic in scope, with four movements and a notoriously challenging piano part, but Stephen Hough, with an inner calm of his own, reveals it as an intimate dialogue between soloist and orchestra: “a search for common ground where, as in life, the sun can shine brightest... and warmest.”