Artistic Director of Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Sophie Rowell, joins QSO Chief Conductor Umberto Clerici for a wonderful program that sees the MSO performing music of child prodigy Felix Mendelssohn alongside that of the (then) living legend he looked up to the great Ludwig van Beethoven.
The terrifying tale of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto is the manifestation of many-a-musician’s nightmares. If the fact that it was written in a just a few rushed weeks wasn’t bad enough, the violinist engaged for the premiere was so unprepared that he was forced to sight-read much of it during the concert. With its lyrical lines and effervescent display of the violin’s capabilities, however, Beethoven’s only work for violin and orchestra (thankfully) survived its origin story and is now considered one of the best in the repertoire.
Inspired by the ruins of the Palace of Holyrood, Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony evokes a musical restoration of the castle and its stories of love, war, betrayal, and murder. Bursting with intrigue, this symphony paints a sonic picture of pale Scottish light casting shadows on centuries-old, moss-covered stone.
MSO School Performance: The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and presenter/educator Karen Kyriakou invite primary-age students on a whirlwind, musical adventure exploring Mendelssohn's Symphony No.3.
Inspired by the ruins of the Palace of Holyrood, Mendelssohn's Scottish Symphony evokes a musical restoration of the castle and its stories of love, war, betrayal, and more.
Bursting with intrigue, join the MSO in this interactive performance. Where will they take you? Join Karen and the orchestra to find out!
School Performance: Friday 25 October at 10.30am. All tickets are $15.00 each, the performance duration is approx. 45 minutes.