A stunning concert full of beauty and virtuosity, brought to life by Camerata and acclaimed pianist, Alex Raineri
Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture is one of the most thrilling and dramatic overtures in classical music. You’ll be captivated by Beethoven’s ability to evoke Coriolan’s inner conflict between the 15th Century warrior’s determination to wage war on Rome and his mother’s protests from the sidelines. All this, through some of the most virtuosic and exciting orchestral music – a truly exciting way to start the year!
Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll, a symphonic poem lovingly composed as a birthday gift for his wife after the birth of their son, Siegfried, begins gently, almost like waking on a soft, slow morning. You’ll hear sweet birdsong, dreamy melodies, and heartfelt tenderness beautifully symbolising the intimacy and love between the couple.
Finally, Beethoven’s famed Piano Concerto No. 1 will be superbly interpreted by acclaimed Brisbane-based pianist and Artistic Director of Brisbane Music Festival, Alex Raineri. This relatively early work exudes all the characters and flaws of this masterful composer, from the stereotyped messy, scowling genius to the tender, sensitive man who also had a penchant for playing practical jokes on his friends.
In Camerata & Alex Raineri: Beethoven, Camerata will also be joined by our winds, brass, and percussion sections and well-loved Wild Card Mystery Segment, all without a conductor in sight.
As always, join Camerata in the foyer after the show to meet the musicians and have a chat.
Beethoven Overture to the play, Coriolan Op.62
Wagner Siegfried Idyll, WWV 103
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op.15
Wild Card Mystery Guest
Camerata has been Company-in-Residence at QPAC for 10 years and is a two-time Helpmann Award nominated chamber orchestra and known for their innovative and adventurous programming, thriving on collaborations with artists across a range of artforms. Performing without a conductor, Camerata’s Artistic Associates and guest artists take ownership of their music-making to form a refreshing and acclaimed voice that empowers artists, inspires audiences, and enriches communities through music.
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