Queensland Symphony Orchestra plays Ravel’s sizzling masterpiece
Bolero in an evening of magnificent music also featuring Tchaikovsky
and Bizet at The Arts Centre Gold Coast on Friday 9 October at 7.30pm.
Fiery, passionate, Spanish-flavoured and adored across the globe,
Bolero is French composer Ravel’s most famous work for orchestra.
Starting with a barely discernible snare drum rhythm, two melodies
sound from various instruments throughout the orchestra, leading to a
For many across the globe, the defining moment for Bolero in the
modern era was when British ice skaters Torvill and Dean used the
powerful piece as the soundtrack to their historic gold-medal-winning
performance at the 1984 Winter Olympics. The piece is also well known
from 1979’s 10, the movie that made Dudley Moore and Bo Derek
household names and Ravel’s Bolero a household tune.
The performance will also feature Russian powerhouse pianist Marina
Yakhlakova, returning to Queensland after her celebrated Australian
debut in 2014, with a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto
No.1, accompanied by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
QSO Director of Artistic Planning, Richard Wenn says: ‘What we find in
Marina is a complete artistic talent. Behind her seemingly delicate
and childlike persona lurks a demonic pianist of the utmost stamina
and technical facility, yet somehow she is able to couple this with
the most tender lyricism’.
The performance will be led by young Australian conductor, Jessica
Cottis. Hailed in the UK music press as ‘the one to watch’, Jessica is
fast gaining an international reputation as one of the most exciting
conductors of her generation.
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1
Bizet Suite No.1 from L’Arlésienne
Suite No.2 from L’Arlésienne
DATE Fri 9 Oct, 7.30pm
VENUE Arts Theatre
DURATION 2 hours (including 20 minute intervals)
COST Adult $54.00, Concession $47.00, Group 6+
$45.00, Student / Child (U15yrs) $30.00
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