PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION
METRO CONCERT SERIES # 3
Join BPO in a journey through a kaleidoscope of musical colour and symphonic favourites. From the Spanish rhythms of Ravel's brilliant Boléro, the spectacle of Borodin's exotic Polovtsian Dances, to the world premiere of a sparkling new flute concerto by Lisa Cheney. The concert concludes with Mussorgsky's masterpiece of musical imagery, Pictures at an Exhibition.
SUNDAY 23 JULY, 3PM
OLD MUSEUM CONCERT HALL, BOWEN HILLS
Conductor: Michael Keen
Soloists: Jonathan Henderson (flute)
Lisa Cheney (composer)
Alexander Borodin Polovtsian Dances (from Prince Igor)
Lisa Cheney Concerto for Flute (world premiere)
Maurice Ravel Boléro
Modest Mussorgsky (arr. Ravel) Pictures at an Exhibition
JONATHAN HENDERSON | FLUTE
Principal Flute of the Estonian National Opera, Jonathan has performed with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Aldeburgh World Orchestra (UK), Turku Philharmonic Orchestra (Finland), Birgitta Festival Orchestra and Pärnu Music Festival Orchestra (Estonia) and has performed under conductors including Sir Mark Elder, Neeme Järvi, Paavo Järvi, Alan Gilbert, Matthias Pinscher, Susanna Mälkki and Olli Mustonen. He is a founding member of Trio Elysium (Germany) as well as the New Theatre Ensemble (Estonia) who have premiered numerous Australian works in Estonia.
As soloist, Henderson has appeared with the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra (2015) giving the Estonian Premiere of Lepo Sumera's 'To the Harmony'. He has performed concerti with the Estonian National Opera Orchestra (2013) as well as the Sydney Symphony Sinfonia (2010). He has participated in festivals such as the BBC Proms, Lucerne Festival Academy and Pärnu Music Festival.
LISA CHENEY | COMPOSER
Lisa Cheney (b.1987) is an Australian composer of acoustic and acousmatic music, living in Melbourne. Her music communicates through varied styles which often explore notions of connection and authenticity through fascinations with expression, poeticism, fragility, delicacy, resonant space, pacing, light and dark and atmospheric soundscapes.
Cheney is the recipient of several scholarships and awards, including the Silver Harris and Jeff Peck Prize for Composition and is a grant recipient from the Australia-Korea Foundation for creative research in South Korea. Her music has been performed by The Southern Cross Soloists, The Australian Voices, the Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, Plexus, Syzygy, Sydney Antiphony, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Ballet amongst others.