EXPERIENCE the full rich sounds of a symphony orchestra playing masterpieces of the classical repertoire when Brisbane Symphony Orchestra take on Brahms at council's Lake Kawana Community Centre on Sunday, April 17 at 3pm.
Many of Brahms' contemporaries considered him to be a second Beethoven. A view clearly shared by the Brisbane Symphony Orchestra as they perform not one but two of Brahms' works in their Season 1 opener in 2016 - a befitting follow-up on last year's much-loved performance of Beethoven's violin concerto at Lake Kawana Community Centre.
The Symphony No. 1 is a grand masterpiece which took Brahms more than 14 years to complete, not allowing it to see the light of day until 1876. It was an immediate success and has remained a favourite with audiences and orchestras alike since that day.
The second delightful Brahms work is The Double Concerto. The piece requires two equally gifted soloists who work in close harmony with the orchestra to achieve a sublime result. The Brisbane Symphony Orchestra is privileged to be able to perform this timeless piece with Graeme Jennings (violin) and Patrick Murphy (cello).
You can also expect to hear Nielsen's Maskarade Overture as the opener to the performance which since it was first performed on November 11, 1906 has been considered the national opera of Denmark.
Ticket prices are $35 for adults, $10 for children aged from five to seven years, $28 for full-time tertiary students, $28 for 4MBS subscribers, $28 for concessions and children under five years are free.
For more information and bookings visit www.scvenuesandevents.com.au
Lake Kawana Community Centre is located at 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina and offers convenient parking at the venue.