Legendary cellist Steven Isserlis joins Richard Tognetti and the ACO for Shostakovich’s monumental First Cello Concerto along with Haydn’s ‘London’ Symphony.
“Isserlis flings himself into music... he’s utterly committed to every moment” – The Washington Post
When Steven Isserlis and Richard Tognetti get together, you know there are going to be fireworks when their ideas ignite. Friends for over 20 years, their concert holds a special place in the ACO’s 2018 Season.
Shostakovich’s monumental first cello concerto sees Isserlis at his sublime best, while Haydn’s ‘London’ symphony – arguably the pinnacle of his compositional achievement – lies at the very heart of the ACO’s repertoire.
Adding to this special program are two world premieres – one by Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin, whose colourful and expressive style makes a welcome return to the ACO, and a modern retelling of the concerto grosso by Samuel Adams, one of the most original compositional voices in the world today.
Presented by Australian Chamber Orchestra
Buy as few as 3 ACO 2018 Season concerts and receive approx. 30% off the standard prices. Select the Standard, Concession or Under 30 prices, and the discounts will be automatically applied when tickets are added to the cart.
Richard Tognetti Director & Violin
Steven Isserlis Cello
SAMUEL ADAMS Concerto Grosso World Premiere*
SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No.1 in E-flat major
ELENA KATS-CHERNIN New Work World Premiere**
HAYDN Symphony No.104 in D major ‘London’
* Commissioned by the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Stanford Live
** Commissioned by Mirek Generowicz to share the dramatic story of his family's journey to Australia.
Finishes approx. 9:30pm
Includes 20 min. interval
Times are approximate and subject to change at any time.
Australian full time students (Must have proof of valid student identification)
Centrelink issued pension
Health care card holders
NOT eligible - Seniors Cards
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