Metropolis: Blood on the Floor
It’s jumpy, angry, and lyrical all at once. Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Blood on the Floor is a striking, melancholy mix of genres that uses classical, jazz, and modern expression to enormous impact. Named for the Francis Bacon painting, Blood on the Floor, is one of English composer Mark-Anthony Turnage’s most celebrated works. It doesn’t conform to musical stereotypes, resulting in a piece that’s utterly imaginative, compelling, and emotionally sincere. Exploring aspects of alienation and addiction, one of the work’s nine movements is a lament of the composer’s brother who died of a drug overdose. Ambitious contemporary ensembles around the world have performed Blood on the Floor since its premiere in 1996. PROGRAM MARK-ANTHONY TURNAGE Blood on the Floor FEATURING Fabian Russell, conductor Carl Mackey, saxophone James Sherlock, guitar Sam Anning, bass Dave Beck, drumkit Blood on the Floor by Mark-Anthony Turnage is used by permission of Hal Leonard Australia Pty. Ltd, exclusive agents for Schott Music Ltd.
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Play video Mozart & Edwards | Cossom & Penderecki
Mozart & Edwards | Cossom & Penderecki
Streaming from Thursday 25 November 7.30pm AEST, musicians of the MSO bring to life a kaleidoscope of chamber music.
Play video Schumann's Cello Concerto
Schumann's Cello Concerto
Former Symphony Orchestra Principal Cello Umberto Clerici joins MSO Concertmaster Dale Barltrop for an evening of bittersweet Schumann and sparkling Mendelssohn.
Play video Lockdown Special: Verdi, Wagner and Vine
Lockdown Special: Verdi, Wagner and Vine
Join us this Saturday 17 July at 7:30pm AEST as we bring you another Lockdown Special from the MSO.LIVE archive.
Play video Rachmaninov Symphony No.2
Rachmaninov Symphony No.2
The MSO returns to the stage (again) after lockdown with a thrilling performance of Rachmaninov’s expansive Symphony No.2.
Play video The Bamboos + MSO
The Bamboos + MSO
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Play video Cybec Showcase 2021: 21st Century Australian Composers' Program
Cybec Showcase 2021: 21st Century Australian Composers' Program
The MSO premieres works by four of Australia's brightest young composers as part of the Cybec 21st Century Australian Composers' Program.