Llewellyn Four: Transformations

Llewellyn Four: Transformations

Simon Hewett – Conductor
Sally Walker – Flute
Canberra Symphony Orchestra

Maurice Ravel
Mother Goose Suite

Elena Kats-Cherinin AO
Night and Now

Igor Stravinsky
Firebird (1945 version)


European audiences of the early twentieth century were captivated by the magic of Russian fairytales. This program marks Stravinsky’s fiftieth anniversary with one of the composer’s greatest ballets, his spectacular interpretation of Firebird folklore.

Elena Kats-Chernin’s flute concerto also draws inspiration from Russian fairytales and the composer’s own childhood. The piece evokes colourful, contrasting settings, from an elaborately bejewelled castle to the foreboding depths of a dark forest. The piece was written for Sally Walker, making here her debut appearance with the CSO.

From Sleeping Beauty to Tom Thumb, familiar fairytale characters feature in Maurice Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, a shimmering world of innocence and imagination. Fanfares suggest a distant castle while nature comes alive with the teeming of birdsong, the work culminating in the ecstatic beauty of the Enchanted Garden.
  • Portrait of Sally Walker holding a flute; portrait of Simon Hewett
    Sally Walker (Flute); Simon Hewett (Conductor)

DETAILS

DATES

3-4 Nov 2021

Next occurrence: 3 Nov 2021

OPENING HOURS

Wed & Thu: 7.30pm-9.30pm

COSTS

Adult
Between $59.00 and $101.00

Concession
Between $48.00 and $89.00
Concession price available to holders of current, means-tested Australian pensions

Concession
$30.00
$30 tickets available to patrons aged 30 years and under on 1 January 2021

ACCESSIBILITY

Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times.

Location

Llewellyn Four: Transformations

Llewellyn Hall, The Australian National University, William Herbert Place, Building 100, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Features

Bar

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