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#REMASTERED: Romantic Rachmaninov

17 Aug
@ Adelaide Town Hall
#REMASTERED: Romantic Rachmaninov

Our next #REMASTERED party kicks off after ROMANTIC RACHMANINOV on Friday 17 August. Book your #REMASTERED ticket and get exclusive access to the ASO concert followed by an all-inclusive afterparty with players, food, drink and entertainment.

Romantic Rachmaninov

Amy Dickson, Australian saxophone virtuoso, returns to Adelaide! And she brings a brand new concerto written for her by Scottish composer James MacMillan, whose Viola Concerto made a powerful impact here in 2015.

While MacMillan’s music wears its heart on its sleeve, Gabriel Fauré’s music is a paragon of French subtlety and nuance. Maeterlinck’s Symbolist play Pelléas et Mélisande is a fairytale rich in hidden meanings and unuttered truths. Fauré’s suite (including the delicate, much loved ‘Sicilienne’) reads between the lines as only music can.

Rachmaninov is known for his romantic tunes and sweeping lyricism, but threaded throughout his Third Symphony is something subtler as well – a soft prayer-like theme, intoned at the beginning and weaving its way to the end, permeating all.