Steven Isserlis Plays Shostakovich - Australian Chamber Orchestra

Steven Isserlis Plays Shostakovich

23 June - 4 July 2018


SAMUEL ADAMS Movements (for us and them) World Premiere*
SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No.1 in E-flat major
ELENA KATS-CHERNIN A Knock One Night 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.


Richard Tognetti Director & Violin
Steven Isserlis Cello

When Steven Isserlis and Richard Tognetti get together, you know there are going to be fireworks.

Friends for over 20 years, their concert will hold a special place in this 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.


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