SunPAC & 4MBS present
The Mighty Grieg Piano Concerto:
in honour of Howard Ainsworth
Sat 30 July 2022
SunPAC 470 McCullough St Sunnybank
Group 10+: $27 Each
4MBS Members: $25
70 minutes (no interval)
*PLEASE NOTE – NEW DATE IS SAT 30 JULY 7PM*
Join us in remembering the beloved Howard Ainsworth AM with this performance of two of Howard’s favourite compositions. Howard was the ‘voice of classical music’ in Queensland for over 50 years; as a presenter at the ABC and on 4MBS Classic FM.
Romantic era composers Schumann and Grieg were enjoying a happy time in their lives when they created these popular works. Robert Schumann’s delightfully melodic Symphony No. 3 was inspired by a peaceful trip he and his wife Clara took to the Rhineland, in Western Germany.
Edvard Grieg was in an idyllic part of Norway when he wrote his popular Piano Concerto. With its dramatic and iconic opening notes, the powerful and thrilling work ventures between an array of moods and colours. Don’t miss experiencing this work with piano soloist John Granger Fisher, an internationally acclaimed pianist who has recently returned to Brisbane.
The 2022 4MBS Orchestra in Residence, Orchestra Corda Spiritus, will be conducted by Chen Yang, one of the most highly regarded musicians in Queensland.
SCHUMANN, Robert Symphony No. 3 in E flat major Op. 97
GRIEG, Edvard Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 16
Soloist: John Granger Fisher
Conductor: Chen Yang