Beethoven & Prokofiev

Australian Chamber Orchestra

Beethoven & Prokofiev

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Fiery and charismatic Italian violinist Lorenza Borrani, who delighted audiences on her last tour with the ACO in 2016, returns to lead a program of emotion-charged music.

Prokofiev’s Violin Sonata No.1 is a dark and brooding masterpiece written during World War II. Prokofiev said to the pianist he was coaching for its premiere: “It should sound in such a way that people should jump in their seat, and people will say ‘Is he out of his mind?’” Written for violin and piano, it has been arranged for violin and strings by Borrani herself.

Alongside Prokofiev’s sonata is an arrangement of Beethoven’s last string quartet, Op.135, written only a few months before his death. Its transitions from joy to vulnerability to melancholy – sometimes within a single movement – are immensely moving and thought-provoking. 

In between these powerful works, Bulgarian-British composer, Dobrinka Tabakova’s Such Different Paths offers a radiant interlude evoking life’s journey.


Lorenza Borrani Director and Violin


Prokofiev (arr. Lorenza Borrani) Violin Sonata No.1 in F minor
Dobrinka Tabakova Such Different Paths (Australian Premiere)
Beethoven (arr. strings) String Quartet in F major Op.13

Ticket Info


Standard $131
Concession $114
City Recital Hall Member $117.90
Group (8+) $114


Standard $122
Concession $105
City Recital Hall Member $109.80
Under 30 $49
Group (8+) $105


Standard $98
Concession $83
City Recital Hall Member $88.20
Under 30 $49
Group (8+) $83


Standard $72
Concession $62
City Recital Hall Member $64.80
Under 30 $49
Group (8+) $62


Standard $49
City Recital Hall Member $44.10
Under 30 $49

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Performance Dates & Times

Tuesday 12 March, 2019
8:00 pm
City Recital Hall

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Wednesday 13 March, 2019
7:00 pm
City Recital Hall

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Friday 15 March, 2019
1:30 pm
City Recital Hall

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Saturday 16 March, 2019
7:00 pm
City Recital Hall

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