The Arts Centre Gold Coast and Queensland Symphony Orchestra present QSO Plays Beethoven
Join QSO for an evening of Beethoven and Mozart. In this special program, QSO presents the Australian debut tour of internationally acclaimed pianist Jan Lisiecki. Widely regarded as an “aristocrat of piano”, see him perform one of Mozart’s most popular piano concertos.
Composer: Kenneth Kiesler
Kenneth Kiesler is a Grammy nominee (2014), recipient of the American Prize in Conducting (2011), and Conductor Laureate of Illinois Symphony Orchestra, where, as its music director from 1980 to 2000, led debuts at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. He was also the orchestra’s music advisor for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons.
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Soloists: Jan Lisiecki –
Just 22, Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki has won acclaim for his extraordinary interpretive maturity, distinctive sound, and poetic sensibility. The New York Times has called him “a pianist who makes every note count”. Lisiecki’s insightful interpretations, refined technique, and natural affinity for art give him a musical voice that belies his age.
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Beethoven Overture to Coriolan, Op.62
Mozart Concerto No.20 in D minor for Piano & Orchestra
Beethoven Symphony No.1 in C major, op.21
SCHOOLS: School bookings welcome (via the button below) – suitable for audiences 12+ years. Please note new T&C’s on the Performance Booking Form for Schools. There is a Student Workshop (Explore Beethoven with QSO – Strings Workshop) available in conjunction with this performance. The confirmation of student numbers date for this show is 29 July 2017.