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TSO: Colours of the East (Sculthorpe)


TSO: Colours of the East (Sculthorpe)

  • Date: Friday, 4 August 2017, 7:30pm
  • Venue: Federation Concert Hall, Hobart — 1 Davey St, Hobart, TAS
  • Tickets: Full: $96 - $32 | Concession: $90 - $32 | Student: $90 - $32 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 1800 001 190

Event Details

A world of sight and sound, colour and imagination.

Just as painters work with a varied palette, composers utilise a whole range of tone colours when writing for orchestra. Rimsky-Korsakov was one of the most brilliant orchestrators of all and in Scheherazade, a symphonic suite based upon tales from The Arabian Nights, he applies colour, light, shade, depth and texture with the proficiency of an Old Master. Peter Sculthorpe turned to the traditional music of Bali when seeking inspiration for Sun Music II. Like Scheherazade, Sun Music II inhabits a world of sight and sound, colour and imagination.

The exotic element is likewise prevalent in Bartók’s Violin Concerto No 2, a work which draws its inspiration from Eastern European folk music. One of the great violin concertos of the 20th century, Bartók’s Concerto No 2 is exuberant and introspective, multicoloured and mesmerizing. It finds its perfect exponent in soloist Alina Ibragimova.


Sculthorpe Sun Music II
Bartók Violin Concerto No 2
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade

Featured non-Australian music: Bartók, Rimsky-Korsakov

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 6232 4450 or by email to boxoffice@tso.com.au

Featured Australian Works

Sun music II : for orchestra (1969) by Peter Sculthorpe
— performed by Marko Letonja and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Featured artists

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