Queensland Symphony Orchestra
You only have to look at current hit TV shows Once Upon A Time and Grimm to see that fairytales will always be popular. The Romantic composers knew this years ago so made sure many of their large-scale classics had a liberal sprinkling of sprites, wraiths and princesses.
This concert features four fairytale-inspired pieces to rouse the imagination including: Tchaikovsky’s elegant, lush ballet Sleeping Beauty; Strauss’ waltz Fairytales from the Orient; Prokofiev’s irresistible Cinderella; and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade (which is a must for fans of Aladdin and The Arabian Nights).
“What always compels me about Queensland Symphony Orchestra is the sheer physicality of the players: countless bows arcing down upon strings in tandem, air quivering from the honeyed cry of French horns and the answering staccato of flutes. Besides a technical prowess, it highlights a passion for the music – and for sharing it.” – The West End Magazine
Star Wars Suite (Main Title)
Grieg Excerpts from Peer Gynt, Op.46
Prokofiev Excerpts from Cinderella, Op.107
Tchaikovsky Excerpts from Sleeping Beauty, Op.66a, TH 234
Saint-Saëns Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra, Op.89 Africa Calvin Abdiel, piano
Strauss, Johann, Jr. Fairytales from the Orient (Märchen aus dem Orient), Op.444
Rimsky-Korsakov Excerpts from Scheherazade, Op.35
Stravinsky Excerpts from The Firebird
Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts