The CSO’s 2021 season is officially underway following yesterday’s sold-out performances of Chamber Classics: Forgotten Romance.
Kirsten Williams and Susanne Powell opened the performance with Clara Schumann’s yearning first Romance for violin and piano, with sunlight streaming through the windows of Canberra’s historic Albert Hall. They were joined by Tor Frømyhr, Patrick Suthers and Max McBride for an exuberant performance of Schubert’s lively Trout quintet.
Chamber Classics continues in July 2021 with Old Friends, an homage to the friendship and professional association of Johannes Brahms and Antonín Dvořák.
“The Chamber Classic Series is the brainchild of new CSO Artistic Adviser Jessica Cottis. It will celebrate the more intimate format and expose it to more audiences and showcase the orchestra’s key musicians.”
CityNews (review): Contrasting rhythms in romantic classics
“These fine players produced a booming sound as they zipped through the many demanding, contrasting rhythms then suddenly danced with delicacy as they executed dynamic contrast of great variation.”