CYO50 - Gabi Sultana

Presented by: Music for Canberra

Celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2017, the Canberra Youth Orchestra present their Llewellyn Hall concert series.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Claire Edwardes is regrettably unable to perform as scheduled at this Canberra Youth Orchestra concert.

For this second concert of the series, internationally acclaimed pianist, Gabi Sultana will instead be joining the Orchestra in performing the Australian premiere of Philip Glass’ Tirol Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, a contemporary piece that perfectly captures Glass' iconic minimalist style.

Featuring a mesmerising second movement, akin to Glass' finest film scores, the Concerto culminates in a lively finale with darting rhythmic variations and exuberant ingenuity. The Tirol Concerto provides the perfect landscape for pianist Gabi Sultana to paint her love of contemporary repertoire. Gabi, who hails from the island of Malta, is an internationally acclaimed soloist and chamber musician. A festival favourite at the 2015 Canberra International Music Festival, she has performed extensively in Europe, USA, Australia and Japan.

CYO will also present Mahler’s colossal Symphony No. 1, Titan, marking 100 years since its composition. Acclaimed as one of the highlights of orchestral repertoire, and undoubtedly one of the most striking symphonies of the past century, the full power of CYO will be shown in this brilliant work.