AMPAG, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Melbourne Symphony Orchestra:Piers Lane plays Beethoven

Piers Lane plays Beethoven

November 2019

Fri 22 

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Hamer Hall

MelbourneVIC

 
 

Piers Lane performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.1

Featuring

Sir Andrew Davis conductor
Piers Lane OA piano
MSO Chorus

Program

Ed Frazier Davis New work – World Premiere
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1
Vaughan Williams Symphony No.5

About the performance

Piers Lane OA is one of Australia’s finest pianists, with a career that’s taken him all around the world, playing on the finest concert hall stages. He’s also been a champion crusader for music-making back home, directing major festivals and collaborating with some of Australia’s top instrumentalists and composers.

Piers performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.1; a youthful work for the composer, but still with plenty of punch and personality. Hearing Piers dance through the joyous final movement will be a memorable experience.

Then to the broad, open musical landscapes of Vaughan Williams and his evocative Fifth Symphony, dedicated to another great symphonist, Jean Sibelius. This symphony is all about the strings: rich textures, dark, autumnal hues, and great expanses of luscious melody.