Saturday 16 May 2015 at 8:00pm
Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall
Greenwood There Will Be Blood: Suite AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
Corigliano The Red Violin: Chaconne for Violin and Orchestra
André de Ridder conductor
Sophie Rowell violin
Launching an evening of ominous works, excerpts from Jonny Greenwood’s soundtrack to There Will Be Blood invoke the dark brutality of pioneering America. John Corigliano’s Baroque-inspired Chaconne from The Red Violin gives a lyrical account of doomed love, while Penderecki’s Polymorphia channels the soundtrack to a swathe of horror films – the piece having featured in such classics as The Shining and The Exorcist.
To close out the program, Edgard Varèse’s Déserts is performed alongside a breathtaking visual collage, created by Bill Viola a half- century after the original composition of the avant-garde masterpiece.