Celebrated Australian pianist Andrea Lam will take the stage with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra (CSO) as soloist in ActewAGL Llewellyn Three’s program, which includes Mussorgsky’s beloved Pictures at an Exhibition, which guides the listener through vivid scenes from the mighty Gates of Kiev to the witch Baba-Yaga’s magical hut on hen’s legs; Ravel’s intoxicating La Valse; and Matthew Hindson’s The Stars Above Us All, a work that the Hush Foundation commissioned as part of a programme to alleviate anxiety in hospitals through music. There will be a pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m.
An internationally acclaimed artist, Lam made her debut with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at just 13 years of age. “I’m thrilled to welcome Andrea to Canberra, to bring her immense talent and passion to Rachmaninov’s iconic work”, said Chief Conductor and Artistic Director Dr Nicholas Milton AM, who will conduct the concert. Pronounced a “real talent” by the Wall Street Journal, New York-based pianist Andrea Lam enjoys consistent acclaim as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. She performs with orchestras in around the world, including the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, the Hong Kong Philharmonic and Columbus Symphony Orchestra.
The ActewAGL Llewellyn Series is named in honour of the late Ernest Llewellyn, a pioneer of classical music in Canberra.
21–22 September, 7:30 p.m. Llewellyn Hall
Tickets and 2020 C.S.O. subscriptions: https://cso.org.au; or CSO Direct, on 02 6262 6772, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat Sep 21 – Sun Sep 22
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm