10 - 23 August
Lorenza Borrani discusses the arrangements that she will be leading the Orchestra through in her role as Guest Director.
Preview the music and composers that will feature in the program.
Prokofiev’s Violin Sonata No.1 is a dark and brooding masterpiece written during World War II. Prokofiev said to the pianist he was coaching for its premiere: “It should sound in such a way that people should jump in their seat, and people will say ‘Is he out of his mind?’” Written for violin and piano, it has been arranged for violin and strings by Borrani herself.
Alongside Prokofiev’s sonata is an arrangement of Beethoven’s last String Quartet, Op.135, written only a few months before his death. Its transitions from joy to vulnerability to melancholy – sometimes within a single movement – are immensely moving and thought-provoking.
In between these powerful works, Bulgarian-British composer Dobrinka Tabakova’s Such Different Paths offers a radiant interlude evoking life’s journey.
In the eye of this storm, Borrani’s robust yet sensitive playing offered a rock-steady anchor’
- The Age
- The Australian
‘Lorenza Borrani led the Australian Chamber Orchestra with a style that always turned inwards to the music - its subtlety of phrasing, its expressive range and scope and its seriousness of utterance.”
– Sydney Morning Herald
‘A fiery, otherwordly concert’