Sunday 16 September, 3:00pm
Old Museum Concert Hall
Cnr Bowen Bridge Rd & Gregory Tce, Bowen Hills
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Brahms > Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn
Bloch > Schelomo
Saint-Saëns > Symphony No.3 in C minor "Organ Symphony"
Come with us on a sensuous and emotional journey through European Romanticism as the internationally-acclaimed Werner Andreas Albert conducts the BPO in one of history's most-loved symphonies!
Members of the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra are very excited to be conducted by one of the world's leading conductors, Maestro Werner Andreas Albert. Maestro Albert is well-known in Australia, having formerly been Chief Conductor of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, as well as featuring regularly with all Australian and New Zealand professional orchestras.
Camille Saint-Saëns' "Organ Symphony" is said to be the epitome of the French symphonic form in the Romantic period due to its expressive colours and exuberant strength.
Never a stranger to Brisbane audiences is Maestro Albert's protégé, Gwyn Roberts. Gwyn held the role as Senior Lecturer and Director of the University of Queensland Symphony Orchestra for over twenty years. He has performed with most Australian orchestras, including the Australian Chamber Orchestra as well as Principal Cellist with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Bloch's Schelomo is one of his absolute favourites and we're sure that it will tug at the heart-strings of our audience.
Added to all of that excitement, Brahms reworking of Haydn's well-known chorale tune is a fitting opening to this exciting concert. Brahms, like Saint-Saëns, wrote in an incredibly progressive style and this work is the perfect book-end to this engaging performance.