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Saturday 28 March 2015, 8.00pm

Eldon Hogan Performing Arts Centre,
Xavier College, Barkers Road, Kew

Horn Power

Prepare to be blown away by Roman Ponomariov, Horn and Selena Pettifer, Mezzo Soprano.

This concert features perhaps the greatest horn concerto written in modern times together with a new evocative composition for Mezzo Soprano and Orchestra by George Dreyfus. It concludes with Brahms' acclaimed first Symphony – after 21 years and numerous drafts, Brahms proclaimed it was finally a worthy successor to Beethoven’s symphonies.

Richard Strauss' first horn concerto was written for his father, one of the great horn players of his time, who never played it, claiming it was too difficult for him. Our soloist will be Roman Ponomariov. Roman last performed with Zelman Symphony in 2006 alongside the legendary Barry Tuckwell.

The new Dreyfus work is based on a text by Charles Hamilton Sorley (1895-1915). We are honoured to have been invited by George to premiere his tribute to the fallen as we commemorate the centenary of the ANZACs at Gallipoli.

Mark Shiell will present a pre-concert talk in the auditorium commencing 7.30pm.

Mark Shiell - conductor
Roman Ponomariov - french horn
Selena Pettifer - mezzo soprano

Concert Review

Read our concert review at Reviews - 22 and 28 March 2015 - Horn Power

Program

Weber - Overture: Oberon
Dreyfus - A Song for Gallipoli
Strauss - Horn Concerto No. 1
Brahms - Symphony No. 1

Tickets and Admission Prices

Adult Concession Child (to 16)
$35.00 $30.00 $5.00 inc TryBooking fees and Box Office Fees

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