Slava, Rodrigo & Beethoven VII - Australian Chamber Orchestra

Slava, Rodrigo & Beethoven VII

30 October - 7 November 2016


GORDON KERRY So dream thy sails1 (World Premiere)
RAVEL Le tombeau de Couperin2
RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.7


Richard Tognetti Director & Violin
Slava Grigoryan Guitar
Helena Rathbone Violin1

“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

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Adelaide Town Hall, with Vincent Plush
Tue 1 Nov 6.45pm

QPAC Concert Hall, with Gillian Wills
Mon 7 Nov 6.15pm

Llewellyn Hall, with Ken Healey
Sat 5 Nov 7.15pm

Arts Centre Melbourne, with John Weretka
Sun 30 Oct 1.45pm
Mon 31 Oct 6.45pm

Perth Concert Hall, with Marilyn Philips
Wed 2 Nov 6.45pm

Sydney Opera House, with Ken Healey
Sun 6 Nov 1.15pm