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Romantic Visions


Sat 13 Apr 2013, 3:00pm–4:45pm

Where: Conservatorium Theatre, Griffith University, 140 Grey Street, South Bank, Queensland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $24.10
  • General Admission (pensioner concession): $19.10
  • General Admission (student concession): $14.10
  • Additional fees may apply


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Queensland Philharmonia begins its inaugural season with some of the most quintessential orchestral music ever written. Under the baton of Brisbane local Matthew Schwarz, the newly-formed orchestra will showcase the talents of over fifty-five professionally trained musicians through the music of Beethoven, Grieg, and Tchaikovsky.

Conductor: Matthew Schwarz, Queensland Philharmonia

- Beethoven Symphony No. 6
- Grieg Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
- Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F Major, was given the nickname ‘Pastoral’ for its depictions of the countryside in which Beethoven composed. The Symphony is programmatic, beginning with the first movement, Awakening of cheerful feelings on arriving in the country, which sets the atmosphere of the entire symphony.

Greig’s Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 is a selection of music extracted from the play of the same name. The play follows the story of Peer Gynt, a Norwegian man whose life is overrun with procrastination and deceit. The fourth movement, In the Hall of the Mountain King, is one of Greig’s most popular works, representing Peer Gynt being chased by trolls.

Tchaikovsky’s Festival Overture in Eb Major was composed to commemorate the Russian victory in 1812 in which the invading armies of Napoleon were defeated. The concluding fanfare is one of the most widely known themes in classical music, combining bells, brass, and cannons.