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Canberra Symphony Orchestra | Longing and Desire
12 May 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, happening 2 times
Based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Prokofiev’s ballet score of the same name is an exhilarating and ultimately devastating depiction of such perilous desire. It is a work of mighty opposites: joy and grief, fate and chance, life and death. Though not marred by such ‘violent ends’, Richard Meale’s Viridian is equally evocative. Rachmaninoff’s second piano concerto dances between light and shade, full of lyrical melodies and exhilarating crescendos.
Jessica Cottis Conductor
Andrea Lam Piano
Canberra Symphony Orchestra
Richard Meale Viridian
Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2
Sergei Prokofiev Selections from Romeo and Juliet