For Beethoven, nature was a place of relaxation, solitude and
inspiration. Today, nature is under threat and humankind is on a course
to damage our environment beyond repair. Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony
musically depicts the harmonious unity between mankind and nature this
special project seeks to champion worldwide.
The MSO is thrilled to welcome back
towering international figure, Vladimir Ashkenazy. The irrepressible
Ashkenazy has led the greatest musical ensembles in the world and has a
long association with orchestral music in Australia.
Armenian star cellist, Narek Hakhnazaryan will join Ashkenazy and the MSO to perform Tchaikovsky’sVariations on a Rococo Theme. A showpiece for the cello soloist, the variations are played without a break, in a performance of subtlety and endurance.
A past winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition, Hakhnazaryan’s interpretation of theVariations
has been heralded as having “spectacular technical prowess that made
even the most elaborate of the variations seem effortless”.