Brisbane Festival and Queensland Symphony Orchestra present

QSO Plays The Russians

17 Sep
QPAC - Concert Hall
Queensland Symphony Orchestra (AUS)

Fiery, impassioned, full of power and beauty with a touch of the exotic, experience the great Russian composers – Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Rachmaninov.

We open with Tchaikovsky’s rarely heard Voyevoda Ballad, almost lost to us when the composer destroyed the full score after reading a scathing review of the first performance. Luckily, it was secretly preserved.

Acclaimed young cellist Kian Soltani presents his noted interpretation of one of the most challenging works for cello, Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No.1.

Then music of hope and redemption: Rachmaninov’s hauntingly beautiful second symphony, an all-time favourite.

Tchaikovsky, Voyevoda, Symphonic Ballad

Shostakovich, Cello Concerto No.1

Rachmaninov, Symphony No.2

Conductor Lukasz Borowicz

Cello Kian Soltani

Dates Icon Dates

Saturday 17 September, 7.30pm

Duration : 135 minutes

A Reserve $94 - $114

B Reserve $83 - $94

Student $49

Venue Icon Venue
QPAC - Concert Hall

Corner Grey and Melbourne Streets
Queensland Performing Arts Centre
QLD 4101

Getting There

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Parking: Paid car parks at QPAC and South Bank Parklands
Bus: Cultural Centre busway station
Train: South Brisbane train station
Ferry: South Bank ferry terminal
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