Conductor Alexandre Bloch with soloist Satu Vänskä
RAVEL La Valse
SZYMANOWSKI Violin Concerto No.2
PROKOFIEV Symphony No.5

Over a century ago, composers were responding to major historical events which would change society forever. World Wars I and II, compelled composers to create music that told the stories of those times. Ravel and Debussy, musical trailblazers, used innovative harmonies and lively orchestrations to break free from traditional music rules. Between the wars, Szymanowski mixed in Polish folk tunes into his Violin Concerto, capturing in amber his emotional tribute to his country. Prokofiev's Symphony No.5 is like a victory dance, full of energy and spirit.

This concert is a journey through the sounds of these amazing composers, each with their own style, pushing the boundaries of what music can be, and capturing the essence of the most turbulent of times - before our own.

What's on:

Events and points of interest around Hobart.

6 Apr 2024 - 6 Apr 2024
AYO Autumn Season Concert – Turbulent Times
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7 Apr 2024 - 30 Apr 2024
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Phoenix Creations Wooden Spoon Carving Workshops
Welcome to a day of creative mindfulness with David and Michelle of Phoenix Creations. In their small studio tucked away just 2 minutes from Cygnet's
4 Apr 2024 - 5 May 2024
The Spiegeltent Hobart – Blanc de blanc encore
After a four-year hiatus the Spiegeltent is returning to Hobart with world-class champagne cabaret BLANC DE BLANC ENCORE. The extravagant and hedonistic world of BLANC
16 Apr 2024 - 24 Apr 2024
April Film a Fairytale holiday workshops
The most fun you can have these school holidays! Kids from 6 to 12 years will love these fun school holiday workshops.
1 Apr 2024 - 30 Apr 2024
Tasmanian Autumn Festival
' Tasmania Autumn Festival - unquestionably cool' Celebrate the splendour of Autumn in April. See the vibrant foliage , fungi and fruits in the Derwent
13 Apr 2024 - 28 Apr 2024
aMAZEing Inflatable Mayhem
Get ready as we unleash the ultimate inflatable adventure at MyState Bank Arena! Dive into a world of excitement and challenge as aMAZEing Inflatable
13 Apr 2024 - 27 Apr 2024
Geeveston Art Show 2024
The Geeveston Art Show is now in it's 6th year of showcasing the very best that the Artisans of the Huon Valley have to offer.
23 Mar 2024 - 27 Oct 2024
Lands of Light: Lloyd Rees and Tasmania
This exhibition celebrates the work of Lloyd Rees (1895-1988), particularly his works painted in Tasmania between 1967 and 1988. Rees was one of the pre-eminent
25 Mar 2024 - 19 May 2024
SIXTY: The Journal of Australian Ceramics 60th Anniversary 1962–2022
Hobart Current: Epoch is a thought-provoking contemporary program and exhibition, featuring new works created by 10 artists in response to the theme of ‘epoch’.
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