Eldon Hogan Performing Arts centre was almost a sell out for the final Zelman concert of the year. On the program was the Victorian premiere of the Kats-Chernin Flute Concerto - "Night and Now"
The concerto opens with a lyric and sonorous passage and beautiful haunting tune. You feel deep in the forest surrounded by mythical elves and sprites. The second movement is joyous, with a driving rhythm that gives the feeling of a high spirited dance.
An extended solo cadenza opens the final movement, before arriving at the Tarantella in C minor.
Also on the recording, was the opening work of the concert, Suite from the Nutcracker, Opus71a, by Tchaikovsky. A great start to the Christmas Season.