Our Corporate member, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, is delighted to offer FACCI members a 20% discount on tickets to its 2018 Maestro Series opening night 'Piano Power' (Saturday 17 February) with Conductor Daniel Blendulf and French Pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
The programme includes:
Glinka Overture to Ruslan and ludmila
Debussy Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra
Ravel Concerto in D for Piano (Left Hand) and Orchestra
Scriabin Symphony No.4, Op.53 The Poem of Ecstasy
Scandinavia conductor Daniel Blendulf, French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra have put together a musical journey which has everything - exhilarating moments. spectacular piano-playing and a massive finale. Glinka's Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila is a zippy 5-minute dose of heroic action. The Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra was composed by Debussy in 1890 but sadly abandoned and never performed in his lifetime. Despite this, the Fantaisie is a lovely experience, full of dreamy and shimmering music. You might think that piano music for only one hand would sound a bit underwhelming, but Ravel's Concerto for Piano (Left Hand) is so spectacularly written that a critic once said that not only could he hardly believe there weren't two hands playing, sometimes it felt like four! Finally, Alexander Scriabin's Poem of Ecstasy is a cosmic musical voyage on a massive scale.
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Piano
Award-winning pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet enjoys a prolific recording and international concert career and regularly works with orchestras such as The Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony and NHK Symphony orchestras, and collaborates with conductors including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Vladimir Jurowski, Gianandrea Noseda, François-Xavier Roth, Charles Dutoit, Gábor Takács-Nagy and Sir Andrew Davis amongst others.
Highlights during the 2017/18 season include returns to San Francisco Symphony,Seattle Symphony, NHK Symphony and BBC Symphony orchestras. Bavouzet will appear at the Philharmonie de Paris with Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo and also performs with Detroit and Melbourne symphony orchestras, Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, Royal Scottish National and the City of Birmingham Symphony orchestras.
Recent performances include his appearance at the BBC Proms performing Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Nicholas Collon, Carnegie Hall, as part of a major North American tour together with the London Philharmonic under Vladimir Jurowski, as well as concerts with Opernhaus Zürich under Gianandrea Noseda, hr-Sinfonieorchester under Juraj Valčuha, a tour with Les Siécles and François-Xavier Roth which included a concert at London’s Royal Festival Hall.
View full bio HERE.
To benefit from the 20% reduction on price offered by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra to FACCI members buy your ticket here https://goo.gl/kqXN2z and use the promotion code 'VIVE2017' at check out (select '20% Off Adult').
You are an interstate FACCI member travelling to Brisbane on this occasion? You can benefit from our Patron Member AccorHotels' Away on Business Programme and enjoy a 5 to 15% discount on any AccorHotels' hotels in Brisbane. More info HERE.
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