Australian Chamber Orchestra
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]
This performance is part of the:
SCP Chamber Music Series >