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The Rite of Spring

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

 

Marko Letonja conductor
Musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)

LIGETI Lontano
RICHARD STRAUSS Also sprach Zarathustra
STRAVINKSY Le sacre du printemps

Stravinsky’s Le sacre du printemps – or, to use its English title, The Rite of Spring – arrived like a thunderclap in Paris in 1913, provoking a riot that has gone down in the annals of music history. Its pulsating rhythms, striking colours and brutal harmonies have lost none of their power to shock, but audiences today are more likely to be invigorated than outraged by the work’s seismic energy.

Also shocking in its own way is Richard Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra, a work composed in 1896 and, in the words of the composer, “Dedicated to the 20th century”. Inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophical novel of the same name, Also sprach Zarathustra was used to spectacular effect as the title music in Stanley Kubrick’s cult classic, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Ligeti likewise won a whole new audience for himself thanks to the movie. Lontano is like a mirage – sounds appear from nowhere, float dreamily and disappear into the ether. Music meets metaphysics in this strange and haunting work.

 

ANAM Musicians

Flute/Piccolo: Anna Coe, Eliza Shephard

Oboe: Eve Osborn, Owen Jackson

Clarinet: Mitchell Jones, Magdalenna Krstevska

Bassoon: Jenna Schijf

Contrabassoon: Matthew Ventura

Trumpet: Fletcher Cox, Sarah Henderson

Tuba: Jason Catchpowle

Percussion: James Townsend

Violin: Tiffany Cheng, Josephine Chung, Karla Hanna,  Natasha Hanna, Hilary Hayes, Lily Higson-Spence, William Huxtable, Kyla Matsuura-Miller, Mana Ohashi, Riley Skevington

Viola: Rachel Grimwood, Alexander MacDonald, Mariette Reefman, Eli Vincent

Cello: Jonathan Békés, Jovan Pantelich, Daniel Smith

Double Bass: Alexander Arai-Swale, Robert Nicholls

 

Presented by Ten Days on the Island, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and the Australian national Academy of Music (ANAM)

TSO logo(pos)M_7494

 

Image: Several Circles by Wassily Kandinsky

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TICKETS

Full Concession Student
A Reserve $96 $90 $90
B Reserve $80 $70 $70
C Reserve $70 $54 $40
D Reserve $32 $32 $32

 

DURATION

2hrs (including interval)

ORIGIN

Tasmania & Australia

DATES

Hobart

Federation Concert Hall

WHEELCHAIR
Fri 24 Mar 2017, 7.30pm

 

Marko Letonja conductor
Musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)

LIGETI Lontano
RICHARD STRAUSS Also sprach Zarathustra
STRAVINKSY Le sacre du printemps

Stravinsky’s Le sacre du printemps – or, to use its English title, The Rite of Spring – arrived like a thunderclap in Paris in 1913, provoking a riot that has gone down in the annals of music history. Its pulsating rhythms, striking colours and brutal harmonies have lost none of their power to shock, but audiences today are more likely to be invigorated than outraged by the work’s seismic energy.

Also shocking in its own way is Richard Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra, a work composed in 1896 and, in the words of the composer, “Dedicated to the 20th century”. Inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophical novel of the same name, Also sprach Zarathustra was used to spectacular effect as the title music in Stanley Kubrick’s cult classic, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Ligeti likewise won a whole new audience for himself thanks to the movie. Lontano is like a mirage – sounds appear from nowhere, float dreamily and disappear into the ether. Music meets metaphysics in this strange and haunting work.

 

ANAM Musicians

Flute/Piccolo: Anna Coe, Eliza Shephard

Oboe: Eve Osborn, Owen Jackson

Clarinet: Mitchell Jones, Magdalenna Krstevska

Bassoon: Jenna Schijf

Contrabassoon: Matthew Ventura

Trumpet: Fletcher Cox, Sarah Henderson

Tuba: Jason Catchpowle

Percussion: James Townsend

Violin: Tiffany Cheng, Josephine Chung, Karla Hanna,  Natasha Hanna, Hilary Hayes, Lily Higson-Spence, William Huxtable, Kyla Matsuura-Miller, Mana Ohashi, Riley Skevington

Viola: Rachel Grimwood, Alexander MacDonald, Mariette Reefman, Eli Vincent

Cello: Jonathan Békés, Jovan Pantelich, Daniel Smith

Double Bass: Alexander Arai-Swale, Robert Nicholls

 

Presented by Ten Days on the Island, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and the Australian national Academy of Music (ANAM)

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Image: Several Circles by Wassily Kandinsky

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