Brahms' Symphony No.2
Brahms imagined hearing “the footsteps of a giant” behind him – that giant being Beethoven – making him question his readiness and ability. His own harshest critic (he burned many more manuscripts than he published), Brahms did not feel ready to compose in the symphonic form until he was in his 40s. Just four months after his First Symphony’s hugely successful premiere in 1877, he would deliver his Second, a work displaying the composer’s hopeful, glorious and peaceful best. PROGRAM BRAHMS Symphony No.2 Jaime Martín, conductor
In MSO Concerts
Recorded live at the Bowl comes a jazz infused program led by Benjamin Northey featuring the world premiere of Vanessa Perica’s Love is a Temporary Madness.
WATA: A gathering for songmen, improvising soloists, and orchestra
The power of music to connect all people has never been more present or important than in this collaboration with First Nations songmen and the Australian Art Orchestra.
Relive the MSO’s return to Hamer Hall with Spanish maestro Jaime Martín and Beethoven’s powerful Eroica.
Beyond the Score: Spanish Harlem
Go beyond the score with Vanessa Perica as she talks "Love is a Temporary Madness."
Beyond the Score: WATA
Delve into the connections between First Nations culture, orchestral music, jazz, and improvisation that fuel Paul Grabowsky's powerful collaboration: WATA.
Beyond the Score: Birds of Paradise
Explore the intertwined relationship between birdsong and music and the wellspring of creativity it offers with Genevieve Lacey.