Nicholas Milton’s performances of Dvořák with the CSO are always inspirational and moving experiences and our extraordinary Chief Conductor has become particularly renowned for the searing intensity of his interpretations of this most soulful of composers. The premiere of Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony “From the New World” by the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall on December 15, 1893 was a huge success, the greatest of the composer’s career, and a critic writing in the New York Evening Post proclaimed it “the greatest symphonic work ever composed in this country.” Before intermission, the Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s own Virgina Taylor, an undisputed Australian musical legend, performs the premiere of Matthew Hindson’s Flute Concerto, “House Music”. Australia’s classical music rebel/bad boy, Hindson composes music of electrifying energy and spirit. He writes in response to contemporary society and culture. and his uniquely integrated aspects of techno music into the genre of contemporary art music.
Pre-concert talk at 6:45pm in Llewellyn Hall.
Nicholas Milton Conductor
Virginia Taylor – Flute
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