AMPAG, Australian Chamber Orchestra Australian Chamber Orchestra:Souvenir de Florence

Souvenir de Florence

October 2017

Wed 25 

07:30 PM

Australian Chamber Orchestra

Australian Chamber Orchestra

Melbourne Recital Centre

MelbourneVIC

 
 

Souvenir de Florence is Tchaikovsky’s exuberant postcard from an Italian summer holiday, brimming with carefree energy and lush melodic fancy. Tchaikovsky’s ability to craft a heart-tugging melody remains hard to beat.

PROGRAM

OLLI MUSTONEN Nonet No.2
BEETHOVEN Grosse Fuge
SHOSTAKOVICH Two Pieces for String Octet
TCHAIKOVSKYSouvenir de Florence

ARTISTS

Richard Tognetti Director & Violin


Souvenir de Florence is Tchaikovsky’s exuberant postcard from an Italian summer holiday, brimming with carefree energy and lush melodic fancy. Tchaikovsky’s ability to craft a heart-tugging melody remains hard to beat.

Olli Mustonen, one of the ACO’s most popular guests, continues to stun the world with his outstanding compositional talent. His Nonet No.2 was first performed by the Orchestra in 2001 and from that moment became an audience favourite. Fun, approachable and bursting with lyrical tunes, its centerpiece is the gorgeous, warmly expressive sevenminute Adagio.

Add to this Beethoven’s monumentalGrosse Fuge and Shostakovich’s electrifying Two Pieces for String Octetand you have a concert that is quintessentially ACO. From contemporary to classical, swoonful to energetic, this is the Orchestra performing the very heartland of its repertoire.