AMPAG, Queensland Symphony Orchestra Queensland Symphony Orchestra:Soulful Journeys

Soulful Journeys

June 2019

Sat 08 

07:30 PM

Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Queensland Symphony Orchestra

QPAC Concert Hall



Mysterious, Mellow, Smooth

Conductor Daniel Blendulf 
Soloist Pablo Ferrandez, Cello
Chorus Canticum Chamber Choir

Skipworth Spiritus
Debussy Nocturnes
Dvořák Concerto in B minor for Cello and Orchestra

‘I want to take listeners to a place that’s kind of familiar but also unsettling,’ says Australian composer Lachlan Skipworth aboutSpiritus, an exploration of the psychological and primal impact of the wind. Stylistically, the music glimmers with transparency, fresh harmonies and inventive timbral blends. Dream in Debussy's impressionistic Nocturnes, where a women’s wordless chorus contributes another skein of luminous colour in these stunning forays into light and shade. Championed by numerous cello greats, Dvořák’s soulful concerto radiates tuneful glory. Branded the ‘greatest’ by music lovers, the ingenious scoring ensures the cello’s sorrowful voice is always distinctly heard.