Classic Afternoon: The Elements

Classic Afternoon: The Elements

Kirsten Williams – Director, Violin
Canberra Symphony Orchestra

Grace Williams
Sea Sketches

Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Lark Ascending

Kim Cunio
World premiere, CSO commission

Joseph Hayden
Symphony No. 59 ‘Fire’

The ancient Greeks believed all of matter was essentially comprised of earth, water, air and fire. These elements undergirded philosophy, science and medicine for over two millennia.

Directed by Concertmaster Kirsten Williams, the orchestra explores each element in this program: taking to the sky with Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, before diving into the tempestuous waters of Welsh composer Grace Williams’ Sea Sketches and bristling with Haydn’s spirited Fire symphony.

The element of earth takes on new meaning and urgency with a commission from Kim Cunio that seeks to make musical sense of the quandary of climate change.
  • Kirsten Williams holding violin
    Kirsten Williams

DETAILS

DATES

19 Jun 2021

Next occurrence: 19 Jun 2021

OPENING HOURS

Sat: 2pm-4pm

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

Classic Afternoon: The Elements

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

Features

Bar

Carpark

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