Classical music and bad boys at Llewellyn Hall

Barcham 6 August 2013

I just received a press release that describes someone as “Australia’s classical music bad boy” and I could not be happier about it.

At 7.30pm on Wednesday the 21st and Thursday the 22nd of August you should probably be at Llewellyn Hall in order to discover just how much of a bad boy Matthew Hindson is! Also to hear the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, because they’re quite good too.

There’s also a pre-concert talk with Matthew before the show at 6.45 if you’re keen.

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra (CSO) teams with Australia’s “classical music bad boy” Matthew Hindson for aperformance of electrifying energy and spirit.

One of Australia’s undisputed music legends and the CSO’s Co-Principal Flute Virginia Taylor will perform the Australian premiere of Matthew Hindson’s Flute Concerto, House Music. Hindson writes in response to contemporary society and culture, translating techno computer music to performances by living musicians on acoustic instruments.

To complement House Music, the Orchestra will also perform Smetana’s The Moldau from Má Vlast (My Fatherland).

The Moldau is from the old Czech world and depicts the river Vltava as it flows from its small beginnings in the form of warm and cold springs to its magnificent endings in the German town of Labe.

The night will conclude with the beloved Dvorák Symphony No. 9 From the New World. When the Symphony premiered in New York it was reported in the New York Evening Post as “the greatest symphonic work ever composed in this country”. The Symphony is also said to have been the one classical choice of music that Neil Armstrong took to the moon aboard the Apollo 11 Mission. Under the baton of our inspirational Chief Conductor & Artistic Director Nicholas Milton, the CSO’s interpretation of this work will be an intense and moving experience.

Don’t miss your chance to see the Canberra Symphony Orchestra at its exhilarating best in this journey of discovery.

Tickets available through Ticketek on 1300 795 012 or For more information please visit

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