BEETHOVEN, WAGNER & LISZT
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Cancellation of Beethoven, Wagner & Liszt on 7 November 2020
Following the current rules and guidelines from the Australian Government restricting the manner in which entertainment venues are permitted to open and operate, including capacity and social distancing requirements; combined with border closures and additional factors preventing companies touring and rehearsing, this event will not be proceeding.
Hence, Beethoven, Wagner & Liszt on 7 November 2020 is cancelled.
In light of this, Penrith Symphony Orchestra will be presenting Mozart & Britten on 7 November 2020 instead. CLICK HERE to book your tickets now.
For all existing ticket holders, we will offer 4 options for your ticket: to swap your existing ticket to the new replacement concert, to process a refund (which in most cases will be automatically credited to purchasers), you can donate your refund or you can opt to hold your refund in credit for 12 months. We will be sending an email to all ticket holders so you can inform us of your preferred option. Please bear with us as we work through our lists.
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4
Wagner Prelude to Tristan and Isolde
Wagner Ride of the Valkyries
Liszt Les Preludes
Stephanie McCallum joins PSO as soloist in Beethoven’s majestic fourth piano concerto, alongside the epic grandeur of Wagner and Liszt.
The concerto was the last Beethoven wrote for himself, with the public premiere of the work also his final public appearance as soloist. It is appropriate then that the work possesses an intimacy and sensitivity above and beyond the usual showpiece concerto style of the day.
Les Preludes was new and novel when it premiered in 1854, breaking new ground in form and compositional conception. Liszt’s most popular orchestral work was also the first to be given the subtitle “Symphonic Poem,” a pioneer of a subsequently rich and much exploited genre.
Cast & Creatives
Paul Terracini / Conductor
Stephanie McCallum / Piano