Ears Wide Open: Messiah
Ever since its triumphant Dublin premiere in 1742, Messiah has become a beloved Christmas tradition. Equally a tradition is its reorchestration, Sir Andrew’s of which was a Grammy nominated work. Keeping Handel’s notes, harmonies, and style intact, Sir Andrew’s orchestration acts much like a digital remastering of a classic film: providing a delicate enhancement to deepen our understanding of Handel’s original intentions. John Nicholas Bocher, Cybec Assistant Conductor, to uncover the old and new in Sir Andrew Davis’ orchestration of Handel’s Messiah.
In Ears Wide Open
Play video Ears Wide Open: Superwomen of the MSO
Ears Wide Open: Superwomen of the MSO
Hear from the superwomen who get Melbourne’s biggest band on stage – week in, week out.
Play video Ears Wide Open: WATA in Conversation
Ears Wide Open: WATA in Conversation
Delve into the music, culture, and ritual behind MSO 2021 Composer in Association Paul Grabowsky's new work, WATA.
Play video Ears Wide Open: Shakespeare & Music
Ears Wide Open: Shakespeare & Music
Come on a journey of words and music as we explore Australian composer Melody Eötvös’ work Ruler of the Hive.
Play video Ears Wide Open: Cello Masterclass with Li-Wei Qin
Ears Wide Open: Cello Masterclass with Li-Wei Qin
Join brilliant Australian-Chinese cellist Li-Wei Qin as he works with the next generation of Australian artists from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.
Play video Ears Wide Open: Beethoven 7
Ears Wide Open: Beethoven 7
Delve into the world of Beethoven through the lens of his Seventh Symphony.
Play video Ears Wide Open: Future Music
Ears Wide Open: Future Music
Explore what defines Australian music with a panel of lauded Australian composers.