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Spanish treat for excitement hungry audiences
On the first of September, the Brisbane Symphony Orchestra are welcoming the first day of Spring with a fiery program which will definitely chase away the winter blues.
The Horn Section Will Feature in Hubler's Konzertstuck
The orchestra will herald the first day of spring with horn calls from the horn section in Hubler's Konzertstückfor Four Horns and Orchestra. This work drags the horn section from their hidey-hole at the back of the orchestra and places them centre stage, in a three movement concerto which explores the diversity of this beautiful instrument.
Completed in 1856, in a period when the instrument was undergoing its transformation into the instrument we know today and written by a horn player of the time, this work presents the horn in all of it's glory, exploring the extremes of range, capacity for soulful playing and heroic passages which make the instrument a favourite with audiences around the world.
Spanish music makes up the majority of the rest of the program with driving rhythms and familiar melodies which will be sure to raise the temperature. Familiar classics such as Bizet's Carmen Suite no.1, Ritual Fire Dance by Manuel de Falla and La Muerte del Angel by Piazolla will transport listeners to the excitement of the bullfight, the dusty roads of a Spanish pueblo and to feel the energy of flamenco dancers. And of course the concert will conclude with the fabulous and well-known Cappricio Espagnol by Rimsky-Korsakov.
Local composer and member of the cello section Matthew Hoey, will also premiere a work for Strings alone, simply entitled Romance, which will no doubt remind audiences of the dramatic romances found in classic Spanish tales such as Don Quixote and Carmen.
The Brisbane Symphony Orchestra is one of Brisbane's favourite community orchestras and they will present the concert twice. On September 1st, you will find the orchestra at Brisbane Boys College at 3pm and on September the 8th, audiences on the Sunshine Coast can hear the orchestra perform at the Mountain Creek Community Centre at 3pm. You can learn more about the orchestra here.
Bookings for both concerts can be made by calling 4MBS Ticketing on 3847 1717 and tickets will cost $30 for adults, $25 for concessions and $15 for children. This would make a great concert for the whole family due to the energising nature of the works and interesting feature instruments.