15 Sep 2021 to 16 Sep 2021 Once Only Event
Jessica Cottis – Conductor
Lorina Gore – Soprano, Artist in Focus
Jayson Gillham – Piano
Canberra Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin De Murashkin Logos
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 21 ‘Elvira Madigan’
Symphony No. 4
For many, the night sky produces a humble appreciation of one’s smallness in an impossibly big universe. Gustav Mahler’s fourth symphony explores this sense of awe and reverence, gazing up toward heaven as seen through the eyes of a child. The work ascends gradually to an ethereal height, inspired by the poem Das himmlische Leben (‘The heavenly life’).
Benjamin de Murashkin’s LOGOS explores the philosophical concepts of cosmic formation and destruction. A musical take on quantum theory and the Big Bang, the work evokes the exponential expansion of a universe before its dramatic contraction into nothingness.
While perhaps no music could capture in its fullness the sublimity of the universe, Mozart’s timeless Piano Concerto No. 21 is a close contender and a powerful expression of the human experience within our vast cosmos.
Once Only Event
15 Sep 2021 to 16 Sep 2021