AMPAG, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra:Song of the Nile

Song of the Nile

November 2016

Fri 11 

07:30 PM

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Federation Concert Hall




"Tiberghien’s technique is formidable, but it’s his intensity and poetic impulsiveness that catch the ear.”

The Boston Globe

Hailed as “brilliant” by the New York Times, French pianist Cédric Tiberghien has made a name for himself in a variety of genres and displayed a particular affinity for the elegance and nuance of French music. He is the ideal interpreter for Saint-Saëns’ Fifth Piano Concerto, written while the composer was on holiday in Egypt. Attuned to the sights and sounds of that ancient country, Saint-Saëns incorporated in the slow movement an alluring love song sung by Nile boatmen.

Saint-Saëns’ joyous concerto is paired with Schumann’s Symphony No 2. In the sunny key of C major, Schumann’s symphony is by turns vigorous, tender and uplifting. East meets West inClouds Now and Then by Tōru Takemitsu, Japan’s most eminent composer of the last century.

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