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, coming to MSO.LIVE in early July and Shakespeare’s relationship with women. Featuring portrayals of Shakespeare’s greatest characters by award-winning actor Pamela Rabe as well as excerpts from Ruler of the Hive, conversation host Mairi Nicolson will speak to Eötvös, Rabe and conductor Johannes Fritzsch about this powerful work, investigating Eötvös’ writing and collaboration process, as well as Shakespeare’s ongoing influence on composers throughout history. Ears Wide Open is MSO’s talks and ideas program celebrating our music and artists through informative presentations, conversations, behind the scenes demonstrations and participatory workshops. Ears Wide Open is proudly presented by TarraWarra Estate The Ears Wide Open program is supported by City of Melbourne, and this event by Creative Victoria.
In Ears Wide Open
Play video Ears Wide Open: Messiah
Ears Wide Open: Messiah
Examine Handel’s Messiah through the kaleidoscopic lens of Sir Andrew Davis’ reorchestration.
Play video Ears Wide Open: Scheherazade
Ears Wide Open: Scheherazade
Explore the evocative world of descriptive orchestral music with Rimsky-Korsakov's landmark work Scheherazade.
Play video Discover Vivaldi's Four Seasons
Discover Vivaldi's Four Seasons
Join Nicholas Bochner and take a musical journey through one of the most beloved pieces of classical music: Vivaldi's Four Seasons.
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: 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: Future Music
Ears Wide Open: Future Music
Explore what defines Australian music with a panel of lauded Australian composers.