Polina Leschenko’s deep affinity with Chopin is a rare gift; so too is her remarkable rapport with Richard Tognetti and the ACO.
Polina makes a long-awaited return to the Orchestra with one of the most beloved Romantic works for piano and orchestra, Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.2. The second movement has the exquisite beauty of his later nocturnes and was inspired by unrequited love.
Chopin’s close friend Felix Mendelssohn brings Polina and Richard together in a Double Concerto abundant in individual displays of dazzling bravura from both soloists. This exceptional program closes with the energy and inventiveness of Fanny Mendelssohn’s string quartet, arranged by Richard Tognetti.
Brilliant music-making, deep emotions and profound connections take 2023 out on a high.
2hrs (incl interval)
November 11th, 2023
November 15th, 2023
City Recital Hall is wheelchair accessible.
City Recital Hall is located in Sydney’s CBD at Angel Place, between George and Pitt Streets, near Martin Place.
Public Transport City Recital Hall is steps away from the Wynyard light rail stop, a five-minute walk from Wynyard and Martin Place train stations and numerous bus routes along Martin Place.
Parking Wilson Parking operates a car park next to City Recital Hall at 123 Pitt Street, Sydney. Accessible parking spaces are available in the car park beside the venue elevators. Patrons can access the Hall directly using the car park lifts from one hour prior to performance start times.
"I cannot praise Polina Leschenko too highly for her astonishingly fine performance of Chopin's Piano Concerto No 1. From first note to last, it was clear we were in the presence of a master." – The West Australian
Director & Violin: Richard Tognetti AO
Piano: Polina Leschenko
With: Australian Chamber Orchestra
Frédéric Chopin (arr. strings) - Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21
Fanny Mendelssohn (arr. strings) - String Quartet in E-flat major
Felix Mendelssohn - Concerto for Violin and Piano in D minor
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