Mozart & Brahms – PSO Concert 4

An homage to Beethoven

MOZART              Overture: Die Zauberflöte

MOZART              Piano Concerto No. 20

BRAHMS              Symphony No. 1

Mozart’s prodigious talent and prolific output came at huge personal cost as he worked himself into an early and impecunious grave. His twentieth piano concerto, played here by Phillip Shovk, one of Australia’s foremost concert pianists and chamber musicians, was composed during a time of escalating financial woes. By the time Die Zauberflöte was premiered, its immediate success brought Mozart brief comfort, but too late to reverse his fortunes: he died a few weeks later. Brahms, on the other hand, famously wrestled for twenty years with the writing of his first symphony. He considered it partly a homage to Beethoven, but never ceased to feel overshadowed by his idol.

Single Tickets:

Adult                $52
Concession*   $42
Youth^            $23

*Concession prices apply to any holders of pension cards
^Youth price is for under 25 for symphony concerts, and under 16 for Peter and the Wolf and Opera in the Q

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Paul Terracini conductor

Phillip Shovk piano

  • Saturday, Oct 31 2015 8:00pm

MOZART              Overture: Die Zauberflöte

MOZART              Piano Concerto No. 20

BRAHMS              Symphony No. 1

Mozart’s prodigious talent and prolific output came at huge personal cost as he worked himself into an early and impecunious grave. His twentieth piano concerto, played here by Phillip Shovk, one of Australia’s foremost concert pianists and chamber musicians, was composed during a time of escalating financial woes. By the time Die Zauberflöte was premiered, its immediate success brought Mozart brief comfort, but too late to reverse his fortunes: he died a few weeks later. Brahms, on the other hand, famously wrestled for twenty years with the writing of his first symphony. He considered it partly a homage to Beethoven, but never ceased to feel overshadowed by his idol.

Single Tickets:

Adult                $52
Concession*   $42
Youth^            $23

*Concession prices apply to any holders of pension cards
^Youth price is for under 25 for symphony concerts, and under 16 for Peter and the Wolf and Opera in the Q

Council_Mark_POS_CMYK TI ARTS logo black

Paul Terracini conductor

Phillip Shovk piano

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