History meets innovation

Sun 2 Dec

History and innovation combine to challenge musical tradition and propel the concerto form into the 21st century. Virtuoso performances on piano, trombone and violin (accompanied by a full symphony orchestra) of music from Romantic and 20th Century concertos mix with new compositions involving light sculptures, video projections and jazz improvisation.

Program includes eight finalists performing;
• Piano Concerto Op. 54 (1845), Robert Schumann, 1st movement
• Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, (1895), Antonín Dvorák, 1st movement
• Violin Concerto no.1 in D major, Op. 19 (1917), Sergei Prokofiev, 2nd and 3rd movements
• “Concerto for Light Sculpture’ (2012)
• Fantasy for Trombone Op. 42 (1947), Paul Creston
• ‘En Aranjuez con tu amor’ (1939), Joaquín Rodrigo, adapted for electric double bass
• ‘Code-centric Motion’ (2012), for voice, gesturally controlled digital instrument and orchestra
• ‘Trial of the Ignorant Truth’ (2012) – microtonal guitar and erhu


Harold Lobb Concert Hall, The Conservatorium of Music, Newcastle.

Doors open 5.30pm for 6.00pm start
TICKETS ARE $35/ $20 Concession (inc Booking fees and GST) from Ticketek (Logo)

Twilight Picnic Event – Civic Park , Newcastle (free)

This is a family friendly event with concert - goers urged to bring their picnic rugs down to participate in a broadcast of the event on the big screen.

Online Broadcast

Watch this space for more information on how you can watch this concert from the comfort of your own home via the internet.