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This year's 4MBS Festival of Classics has a Russian flavour and for their finale concert the Brisbane Symphony Orchestra will present an exciting program of music culminating with Tchaikovsky's fourth symphony. Beginning the concert in Spain, the orchestra will play an exciting overture by Ginastera, the Overture to the Creole Faust Op.9. The flavours of Spain are represented in intoxicating rhythms and driving percussion parts which are sure to get the blood stirring.
Bob Schultz rehearses the melodious third movement for Sunday's concert
Following the Ginastera, the orchestra remains in Spain, presenting the Australian Premiere of the "Carmen Fantasy" for trumpet. Written by Frank Proto to showcase the talents of famous trumpeter, Doc Severinsen, this work takes themes from Bizet's Carmen and transforms them into a virtuosic trumpet solo. Local trumpeter, Bob Schultz, who is known Australia wide for his fine playing and incredible range is spectacular. Bob frequently performs with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and has appeared nationally and internationally in concerts with groups and artists such as The Temptations, The Four Tops, Frankie Valli, The Black Sorrows, The Saints, Tom Burlinson, Wilson "Saoko" Monyama and Jimmy Barnes.This is a work not to be missed. You can listen to the original recording of Doc Severinsen playing the fantasy on YouTube.
Finally the orchestra will head to Russia with Tchaikovsky's Symphony number four. From the very first fanfare from the horn section, this work, undoubtably one of Tchaikovsky's most well-know will have you on the edge of your seat. The first movement is a roller coaster ride which takes you through a gamut of emotions, while the quieter second movement is quintessentially Russian. The third movement, the pizzicato movement, challenges the string section, then the orchestra is full pelt into the fourth movement, which quotes the Russian folk song "In The Field Stood A Birch Tree", while also revisiting themes from the rest of the Symphony for a breathtaking Finale.
The Brisbane Symphony Orchestra pulls out all stops for an exciting concert.
The concert will take place on Sunday 12 June at 3pm at Brisbane Boys College. You can book tickets by visiting the 4MBS Website or by calling 3847 1717 during business hours. Tickets cost $35 for Adults, $28 for Concessions and 4MBS Subscribers, $10 for School Students. To find out more about the Brisbane Symphony Orchestra and how you can support one of Brisbane's Premiere Community Music Ensembles, please visit their Website.