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Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninov with Bendigo Symphony Orchestra and Adam McMillan

Tchaikovsky: Nocturne in D minor, Op 19 with Beth Penington (cello)
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op 30 with Adam McMillan
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 in E minor, Op 64

Bendigo Symphony Orchestra will perform a program of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov under the baton of Luke Severn on Sunday September 11th at the Capital Theatre Bendigo at 2.30pm.

This will be the third of the BSO concert series for 2022 following successful performances in April and June.

Featuring BSO’s Associate Principal Cellist, Beth Penington, the concert will begin with a performance of Tchaikovsky: Nocturne in D minor, Op 19. Originally from a collection of piano pieces, Tchaikovsky orchestrated the movement for cello and orchestra in 1888 at the request of the cellist Anatoly Brandukov.

Adam McMillan, supported by City of Greater Bendigo Events, will perform Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor. This concerto, composed in 1909 by has the reputation of being one of the most technically challenging piano concertos in the standard classical repertoire. The concerto is one of the main foci of the 1996 film Shine, based on the life of pianist David Helfgott.

Adam McMillan is a Melbourne-based pianist, performing regularly as a recitalist, chamber musician, and concerto soloist. He has received awards including first prize in the MRC Great Romantics Competition, the Musica Viva Chamber Music Prize and first prize in the Queensland Piano Competition. Adam performs as one half of Duo Piaggio alongside award-winning violinist Kyla Matsuura-Miller.

Recent performance highlights include the Musica Viva Morning Masters series, Queensland International Chamber Music Competition (QICMC), Peninsula Summer Music Festival, Brisbane Baroque Festival, Canberra International Music Festival, and the Australian Showcase at the Sydney International Piano Competition. His performances have been broadcast on ABC Classic FM, 3MBS, and 4MBS.

Adam studied at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) with Timothy Young. Prior to studying at ANAM, Adam attained a Bachelor of Music under the tutelage of Jenni Flemming at the Queensland Conservatorium, where he was a recipient of the Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship, and graduated with First Class Honours and a University Medal. Adam has performed in masterclass for distinguished pianists such as Sir András Schiff, Imogen Cooper, Stephen Hough, and Daniil Trifonov. From 2018-2019, he was a scholarship recipient at Melba Opera Trust.

Continuing the BSO’s commitment to bringing large scale symphonic repertoire to our home audience, this concert will also include one of Tchaikovsky’s most loved symphonies, the Fifth. This is without doubt one of the greatest symphonies and BSO is proud to bring this live performance to you.

Audiences and critics alike have acknowledged Tchaikovsky’s great skill as an orchestrator and his powerful evocation of the idea of fate throughout the symphony. Today, it stands as one of his most loved large-scale creations.







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