Canberra Symphony Orchestra's ActewAGL Llewellyn Series, Three

Orchestral masterworks of Brahms, Beethoven, and Elgar

When: 7:30pm, 18 and 19 July

Where: Llewellyn Hall, ANU

Cost: see website for details

Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture exudes lyrical warmth, excitement and humour in his boisterous homage to student drinking songs, dressed in the rigorous formality of German romanticism. The festivities continue with Beethoven’s unique masterpiece, the Triple Concerto. Utmost virtuosity and intimate teamwork are demanded of the soloists in a complex interplay between trio and orchestra. This piece features 2018 Artist-in-Focus Julian Smiles on cello, joined by acclaimed musicians Dimity Hall (violin) and Piers Lane (piano). The glorious and endearing Enigma Variations by Elgar depict a majestic series of character portraits. Each variation illustrates one of Elgar’s family members or friends in a musical cryptogram that draws inspiration from lost loves, barking bulldogs and the composer’s toughest critics.

For more information, please visit CSO's website or call David at CSO Direct on 62626772 (weekdays 10am - 3pm).