New CSO work tells tale of trickery

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Composer Melody Eötvös.

TOMORROW, September 11, as part of its ongoing mini-series, the Canberra Symphony Orchestra premieres “Gestumblindi” by Melody Eötvös, performed by the CSO’s principal trumpet, Justin Lingard.

It’s been inspired by an episode in Norse mythology in which the trickster Odin, disguised as Gestumblindi, engages King Heidrek in a clever exchange of wit.

Eötvös studied composition at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music with Gerardo Dirié. She has participated in numerous festivals and workshops internationally, recently as a composer in residence with the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music. Recent commissions include the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra.

CSO’s principal trumpet, Justin Lingard.

Lingard is the acting principal trumpet of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and has been a regular guest performer with the Sydney Symphony, the Tasmanian Symphony, the Melbourne Philharmonic and the Australian Opera and Ballet orchestras, and the Sydney Philharmonia. He has also performed with artists including George Benson, Tina Arena and The Whitlams.

He has held appointments to the Australian Army Bands in Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney and Wagga Wagga, and the Band of the Royal Military College in Canberra.

“Gestumblindi” premieres at 6.45pm, Friday, September 11 on YouTube and Facebook.

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