Exciting young conductor Elim Chan leads a celebration of life in all its fullness. Copland’s Appalachian Spring portrays a couple of newly-wed American pioneers with touching tenderness, while Bernstein’s West Side Story ?zzes with passion and excitement.
A new piece by our Composer in Association takes inspiration from South Australia’s incredible Ediacaran fossils. They made their mark in Flinders Ranges sandstone over half a billion years ago – now what imprint will they leave in Cathy Milliken’s latest work?
In the midst of all this, James Ehnes performs Barber’s Violin Concerto. Lovely and lyrical, it was once criticised for being too ‘small’ for a concerto, ‘like placing a small basket of dainty flowers among tall cactus in a vast prairie’, … but actually, what a lovely idea!
Elim Chan - Conductor
James Ehnes - Violin
Copland Appalachian Spring: Suite
Barber Violin Concerto
Cathy Milliken New Work*
Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Concession $61 - *Pensioner, Student, Unemployed