Sunday 11 December, 3:00pm
Shostakovich: Festive Overture
Naomi Dodd: Deep Calls to Deep
Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony for Strings Op 110a
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 3
Standard Earlybird $45 (normally $55)
Concession Earlybird $35 (normally $40)
In person: The Concourse Box Office, Chatswood
By phone: Ticketek 1300 759 012
Paul Terracini: Conductor
Roger Woodward AC: Piano
In an exciting finale to the KPO’s 50th Anniversary Year, we are delighted to be presenting a special concert at the Concourse with legendary pianist Roger Woodward AC.
The KPO will donate the profits of this concert to the Sisters of Charity Foundation, supporting opportunities for out-of-home-care students to undertake tertiary studies. Work such as this is also close to Roger Woodward’s heart.
This is a concert not to be missed.
Australian National Treasure, Roger Woodward AC, will perform Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.3. In the top echelon of international musicians, Roger in fact grew up in Chatswood, attending the local public school. He was a student at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music before winning the ABC Young Performer’s Award playing this very same work. The ABC award provided Roger with study and performance opportunities with orchestras in Australia and abroad thus launching his international career.
Roger has, throughout his career, been an ambassador for 20th century music and has chosen to return to Chatswood to perform the Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.3 with the KPO. The orchestra will also perform the rousing Festive Overture by Shostakovich together with his powerful Chamber Symphony Op. 110a making for a true celebration of some of the greatest works of the 20th Century.
Vincent Plush, Limelight Magazine:
I could not recall such deliberative and magisterial pianism since Artur Rubinstein’s recitals here in June 1964. Just put on a YouTube clip of Rubinstein and Woodward’s lineage and own legacy becomes immediately clear. After two encores and an ovation, his second recital on Tuesday evening will surely be a sell-out.
CIMF Debussy concerts, 2018
Tempo, Nouritza Matossian (on Xenakis Keqrops world premiere):
Roger Woodward... astonished the New York Philharmonic’s audiences at the Lincoln Center...”
Dr Paul Terracini was born in Sydney and has enjoyed a career in Australia and internationally as an instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and conductor. He has held permanent positions as Principal Trumpet in the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra; Lecturer in Trumpet, Brass Ensemble and Big Band at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music; and Solo Trumpet in the Danish Chamber Players, Denmark.
As an instrumentalist, he performed as soloist in Australia, Europe, USA, and Asia. Within Australia, his solo performances included concertos with the Melbourne, Queensland, West Australian, and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras.
Paul Terracini has appeared as an opera conductor at the German Rossini Festival in Bad Wilbad, for the Danish Bel Canto Society in Copenhagen, and the Storstroms Symphony Orchestra, also in Denmark. Since assuming the role of artistic director of the Penrith Symphony Orchestra in 2010, he has, apart from programming and conducting the symphonic repertoire, pioneered the performance of chamber opera in western Sydney. For many years he has been invited as a guest conductor/composer to music schools and universities in Europe, USA, China, and Australia. He appears regularly as conductor for the Conservatorium High School, in Sydney. As a choral conductor, he has recorded for ABC Classics with Ars Nova Copenhagen, and the Sydney based choir, Cantillation.
As a composer and arranger, his music has been heard throughout the world in a variety of genres, performed by, amongst others, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass, the Danish Chamber Players, the Australian Brass Quintet, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Brass, and at festivals and conferences on every continent. His music for the two part ABC television series, Hymns of the Forefathers, in which he developed many of the traditional English hymns into symphonic poems, received international acclaim and was released on CD and DVD by ABC Classics. His title music for the television series, Classical Destinations, which was produced for three seasons, was featured on the ‘Number 1 Classical Album of the Year,’ released by Decca.
His new CD, Paul Terracini: Music for Brass, was released on the Tall Poppies label in May 2015. On this recording, he conducted his own music with Sydney Brass, featuring members of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Paul Terracini also holds a PhD from the University of Sydney, having earlier completed a Bachelor of Theology and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours). His book, John Stoward Moyes and the Social Gospel, was published in 2015.