David Elton trumpet and Penrith Symphony – May 21, 2016
In a program entitled Russian Splendour, trumpeter David Elton joins the Penrith Symphony to perform the much-loved and virtuosic Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto on May 21, 2016.
Conducted by Paul Terracini, the Penrith Symphony Orchestra will also perform the Festive Overture by Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony on this program.
More information, tickets can be found at Penrith Symphony Orchestra
Paul Terracini conductor
David Elton trumpet
SHOSTAKOVICH Festive Overture
HAIR Perpetuum Mobile (world premiere)
ARUTIUNIAN Trumpet Concerto in A flat major
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5 in E minor
Three voices of Russia: a festive overture commissioned for a commemoration of the Revolution; a sparkling concerto infused with the gypsy-like sounds of Armenia; and a grand symphony full of aching sorrow, searing passion and dramatic gestures.
The virtuosic trumpet concerto by Soviet/Armenian composer Alexander Arutiunian is one of the most popular works in the twentieth-century repertoire for the instrument. Its fiery rhythms will sizzle in the hands of Sydney Symphony principal trumpet, David Elton.
Richard Hair’s Perpetuum Mobile is a youthful composer’s exploration in symphonic texture and was a runner-up in the 2009 2MBS-FM/Willoughby Symphony Young Composer Award. This is its first performance.
Duration: approx 120 minutes including interval.
Free Artist Talk: 7.20pm, Allan Mullins Studio.