Grieg Concerto

Thursday 30 August 2012 at 8:00pm

Friday 31 August 2012 at 8:00pm

Saturday 1 September 2012 at 8:00pm


Sir Andrew Davis conductor
Piers Lane piano
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus

Grainger Marching Song of Democracy
Grieg Piano Concerto
Grainger Brigg Fair
Delius Brigg Fair
Grainger Danny Deever
Grainger The Bride’s TragedyAUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
Grainger Tribute to Foster

Sir Andrew Davis leads a celebration of the music of Australia’s – and Melbourne’s – greatest composer, the fascinating and brilliant Percy Grainger. An orchestrator of dazzling virtuosity, Grainger invested the music of British and American folk traditions with original realisations, and his music exults in an Australian ideal of democratic openness. As a pianist, Grainger’s performances of the concerto by his mentor and friend Edvard Grieg were famed for their sympathy and insight, and this concert celebrates Grainger’s triumph with a performance by superb Australian pianist Piers Lane.

Event Duration: 2hrs

Free Pre-concert Talk

Thursday 30 and Friday 31 August at 7pm
Saturday 1 September 1 at 7pm
Stalls Foyer, Hamer Hall

In this 20-minute presentation, the Grainger Museum’s curator Brian Allison (1 Sept) and manager Suzanne Bravery (30, 31 August) will discuss the life and works of Percy Grainger, as well as his friendship with Grieg.

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