The ancient Greeks believed all of matter was essentially comprised of earth, water, air and fire. These elements undergirded philosophy, science and medicine for over two millennia.
Directed by Concertmaster Kirsten Williams, the orchestra explores each element in this program: taking to the sky with Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, before diving into the tempestuous waters of Welsh composer Grace Williams’ Sea Sketches and bristling with Haydn’s spirited Fire symphony.
The element of earth takes on new meaning and urgency with a commission from Kim Cunio that seeks to make musical sense of the quandary of climate change.
Kirsten Williams Director, Violin
Canberra Symphony Orchestra
Ralph Vaughan Williams OM
The Lark Ascending
CO2 and the Ice Core
World premiere, CSO commission
Symphony No. 59 in A major ‘Fire’
Adult – $59-101
Concession – $48-89
Under 30 – $30
What: Classic Afternoon: The Elements with Canberra Symphony Orchestra
When: Saturday 19 June 2021, 2:00 pm
Where: Llewellyn Hall, ANU
Cost: $30 under 30, $48-89 concession, $59-101 adult. Tickets at CSO.