Slava Rodrigo Beethoven VII

GORDON KERRY So dream thy sails 1 (World Premiere)
RAVEL Le tombeau de Couperin 2
RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.7

“Slava Grigoryan is a guitar player of uncommon originality and authority. Musicality, expressivity and daring … a singular talent.” The New York Times
Inspired by the stunning Rococo palace at Aranjuez in Southern Spain, Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez has become one of the most popular concertos of our time, suffused with Mediterranean warmth, lending itself to diverse arrangements. Yet the guitar remains the instrument most memorably associated with its grace and beauty.

Slava Grigoryan is a guitar virtuoso of magisterial ability, and a cultural ambassador for Australia as Artistic Director of the Adelaide International Guitar Festival. He has won two ARIA Awards, toured with Paco Peña and Leo Kottke, and played with major orchestras around the world.

Directed by Richard Tognetti, this program offers an elegiac delight from Ravel in his collection of Baroque dances that hark back to that great era of French music-making, and Beethoven’s joyful Seventh Symphony, which sees the first outing of the power and the drama that would eventually be displayed in his ever-popular Ninth.

1 Melbourne only
2 Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth and Sydney

1 Gordon Kerry’s So dream thy sails was commissioned by Andrew & Fiona Johnston to mark the 90th birthday of Andrew's father