Paavo Järvi at the Concertgebouw
Opening the concert with Mozart's Piano Concerto in C-minor, Víkingur Ólafsson makes his Royal Concertgebouw debut with the Concertgebouw Orchestra under the baton of Estonian-American conductor Paavo Järvi. Masterfully weaving together texture and colour, Ólafsson brings his own magic and character to the piece. With his nuanced variations of timbre and dynamics from whispering virtuosic runs, to powerful chords, to light and playful melodic sections, Ólafsson creates an exciting palatte of sound that you'll find being drawn into constantly. In between these two monumental works, Ólafsson creates a little space for the listener with a solo piano arrangement of part of Bach's Organ Sonata No. 4. Creating a pocket of intimacy in bewteen the Mozart and Schumann, Ólafsson serenades the audience with a subtle, yet powerful rendition of the Adagio. Following Ólafsson's moving piano solo, the orchestra returns with Schumann's Third Symphony, "Rhenish". Inspired by a trip to Rhineland with his wife, Clara, Schumann composed this symphony, emmulating their euphoriuc experiences of the place and reflecting parts of the journey. This exciting five-movement symphony incorporates folksong-like melodies against thick textural landscapes. Throughout the work, Schumann transports us to different scenes in nature and architectural wonders like the Cologne Cathedral which is rumoured to have inspired the fourth movement.
2022 Cybec Showcase
Join Richard Davis and the MSO at Hamer Hall for four world premieres of new Australian Music.
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Ascend beyond the firmaments in Holst’s universally loved classic, The Planets, an awe-inspiring orchestral extravaganza that’s a guaranteed eye-opening experience for any listener.
Sheku Kanneh-Mason & Jaime Martín in Conversation | Music & Ideas | Live from the Iwaki Auditorium
From BBC Young Musician of the Year to performing at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason has rocketed to global fame as one of the most talented, grounded, and charming musicians of his generation.
MSO Presents: Melbourne Ensemble at the Iwaki Auditorium
Join the MSO's ensemble-in-residence for an intimate performance of Mozart, Schubert and Telemann.
Live from Hamer Hall | Vasily Petrenko Conducts Elgar
Join us live from Melbourne’s Hamer Hall as we bring you music by Elgar, Vaughan Williams and an original work by Matthew Laing, conducted by Vasily Petrenko.
Season Opening Gala: New Beginnings
Relive our Season Opening Gala, New Beginnings, as a new era for the MSO begins under the baton of our new Chief Conductor, Jaime Martín. Brought to you by our Premier Partner, Ryman Healthcare.