AMPAG, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Melbourne Symphony Orchestra:Ehnes Plays Elgar and Bach

Ehnes Plays Elgar and Bach

August 2016

Thu 04 

08:00 PM

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Melbourne Recital Centre 31 Sturt Street

SouthbankVIC

 
 

Four of the finest works for strings feature in this concert directed by Canadian violinist James Ehnes, making a welcome return to the MSO.

ElgarIntroduction and Allegro

J.S. Bach Violin Concerto No.2
Puccini Crisantemi
Dvořák Serenade for Strings

James Ehnes violin/director

Four of the finest works for strings feature in this concert directed by Canadian violinist James Ehnes, making a welcome return to the MSO for two concerts. Along with the familiar — J.S. Bach’s Violin Concerto No.2, with Ehnes as soloist, and Dvořák’s Serenade for Strings — is Elgar’s autumnal Introduction and Allegro and Puccini’s miniature masterpiece,Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums). Composed in just one night in 1890, this six-minute work was originally for string quartet, but is mostly performed in its stringorchestra version.

Concert details:

Thursday 4 August at 8pm
Melbourne Recital Centre

Friday 5 August at 8pm
Costa Hall, Geelong

Saturday 6 August at 6:30pm
Melbourne Recital Centre

To book:

Call 03 9929 9600 or visitwww.mso.com.au/ehnes-plays-elgar-and-bach