CONFESSIONS OF THE SOUL
METRO CONCERT SERIES # 1
Join BPO as we unlock the deep emotions hidden within music. From Sibelius' longing for Finnish independence in his Second Symphony – described by the composer as a "confession of the soul", Smetana's deep love for his homeland in his masterpiece of musical painting, the Moldau, to Walton's lyrical Cello Concerto filled with seductive beauty.
SUNDAY 19 MARCH, 3PM
OLD MUSEUM CONCERT HALL, BOWEN HILLS
Conductor: Paul Dean
Soloist: Trish O'Brien (cello)
Bedřich Smetana Die Moldau (from Má Vast)
William Walton Concerto for Cello
Jean Sibelius Symphony No.2, Op.43
TRISH O'BRIEN | CELLO
Trish O’Brien is currently the Artistic Director of the Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium, and Artistic Director of the Coramba Chamber Music Festival. She is the cellist of the Endeavour Trio with clarinettist Paul Dean and pianist Stephen Emmerson, and Co-Director and cellist of Ensemble Q, which launches as Ensemble in Residence at Queensland Conservatorium in 2017.
Trish was Associate Principal Cellist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (1988 – 97), as well as guest principal cello for the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. As a member of the SSO, she toured the UK, USA, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, Holland and Switzerland.
PAUL DEAN | CONDUCTOR
Award-winning Australian clarinettist, Paul Dean, graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium with the Conservatorium Medal in 1987 and spent the next 13 years as Principal Clarinet with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. He was Artistic Director of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) in Melbourne from 2010 to 2015 and is now Head of Winds and Senior Lecturer in Clarinet at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. He is Co-Director of the new virtuosic chamber ensemble Ensemble Q - resident ensemble at the Queensland Conservatorium - and a member of the Endeavour Trio with Trish O'Brien and Stephen Emmerson and is also a regular member of the Australian World Orchestra.
He has commissioned and premiered over 100 works, and has recently come to prominence as a composer across a wide range of genres. His first opera, Dry River Run, commissioned by the Queensland Conservatorium will be premiered in September 2018.