Grieg’s ‘Piano Concerto’ will be a classic hit featured at the Penrith Symphony Orchestra’s (PSO) opening concert, that also features a world premiere, and Sibelius’ succinct third symphony.
Penning his only concerto in 1868, at the age of 24, Grieg was inspired by the folk music of his Norwegian homeland. His work is exhilarating and an enduring masterpiece.
Audiences will also be treated to a new piece, ‘Psonody’, that will receive its first performance alongside emerging talent, Vatche Jambazian. The pianist has just returned from his studies at the famed Juilliard School to join PSO as a soloist in the concerto.
The full power of the orchestra will then be on show, in Sibelius’s ‘Symphony No.3’ that was completed in 1907. With tickets still available you will not want to miss these symphonic offerings that will also celebrate PSO Artistic Director, Paul Terracini’s 10 years leading the orchestra.
‘Grieg and Sibelius’ will be on at The Joan in Penrith on Saturday, March 21 at 7.30pm. Tickets are from $30. To book or for more information, call 4723 7600 or visit www.thejoan.com.au.
A graduate of Western Sydney University, Emily covers community news and entertainment for the Western Weekender.