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Australian Chamber Orchestra

3:00 PM
Featuring Olli Mustonen and Christopher Martin
Sunday, March 23, 2014

Noted for their “electric, spontaneous rapport” (Chicago Tribune), the Australian Chamber Orchestra presents works by Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Britten, a fitting precursor to the CSO’s Truth to Power exploration. Shostakovich’s propulsive Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings bears his distinctive tongue-in-cheek humor, including gallops, can-cans and comedic quotations. 

Paying affectionate tribute to his composition teacher, Frank Bridge, Britten’s variations each capture a different facet of their close relationship—vitality, humor, enthusiasm and warmth.


  • Shostakovich Two Pieces for String Octet, Op. 11
  • Prokofiev Suite from Visions fugitives
  • Shostakovich Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings
  • Prokofiev (arr. Swenson) Five Melodies for Violin and Strings
  • Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
  • Traditional (arr. Kuusisto) Antin Mikko [ENCORE]

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