GRIEG & SIBELIUS
Gooden WSU Composer Prize-New Work
Sibelius Symphony No.3 in C
Grieg Piano Concerto
Perhaps the best known of all Romantic keyboard concertos, Grieg’s Piano Concerto is the sublime centre-piece of a concert that also features a world premiere, and Sibelius’ colourfully concise third symphony.
A remarkable emerging talent, Vatche Jambazian, having just returned from studies at the famed Juilliard School, joins PSO as soloist.
Grieg penned his only concerto in 1868, at the age of twenty-four. Inspired by the folk music of his Norwegian homeland and the compositional artistry of Robert Schumann, the work is an enduring masterpiece.
Completed in 1907, the third symphony marks a point of transition for Sibelius, moving away from the grand romanticism of the second symphony towards the more austere beauty of his later symphonic offerings.
Cast & Creatives
Paul Terracini / Conductor
Yatche Jambazian / Piano