Witness the power of Beethoven’s 3rd piano concerto, played by Oscar Matthews from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music.
A masterpiece completed in 1803, Beethoven’s 3rd Piano Concerto was more dark and impassioned than his previous works as the composer grappled with the reality of his increasing and permanent deafness. In typical Beethoven fashion, the piece ends triumphantly, having won out over the darkness.
The concert builds on this joy with movements from the uplifting Haydn Trumpet Concerto, the beautiful Mozart Clarinet Concerto, and other stirring orchestral favourites such as Cavalleria Rusticana, Carmen and La Traviata.
Beethoven – 3rd Piano Concerto: Oscar Matthews, from the Queensland Conservatorium
Bizet – Carmen Suite No. 1 – VI Les toréadors
Haydn – Trumpet Concerto with soloist Nelson Oakley
Mascagni – Cavalleria Rusticana
Mozart – Clarinet Concerto 2nd movement with soloist Jennifer Maggs
Mozart – Marriage of Figaro Overture
Offenbach – Orpheus in the Underworld Overture
Strauss – Thunder & Lightning Polka
Verdi – La Traviata Overture
The Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra is excited to welcome its new conductor, Dr Fletcher Mitchell, a world-renowned Euphonium soloist, who has been an active exponent for the promotion of the Euphonium as a solo instrument in Australia and overseas.