The marathon will feature live and pre-filmed orchestral and
ensemble performances of works by Beethoven, Vivaldi and Vaughan
Williams as well as contemporary compositions, inspired by both nature
and the nature of humanity. We also feature conversations with MSO
musicians and special guests, deconstructing Beethoven works in the
year of his 250th birthday and contextualising his works for today’s
Highlights include the recent world premiere collaboration of
Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with Circa Contemporary Circus; Beethoven’s 7th
Symphony; Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending (arranged for string
sextet, featuring concertmaster Dale Barltrop), Peter Sculthorpe’s
String Quartet No.18, Vivaldi’s Winter from The Four Seasons featuring MSO violinist Anne-Marie Johnson and Dutala, star-filled sky by MSO’s Composer in Residence Deborah Cheetham AO.
You will be invited to add a visual dimension to the event, by
sharing personal imagery inspired by nature and community as a visual
companion to a selection of classical works.
The marathon will also celebrate the return of the MSO musicians as we prepare for a program of exciting new digital concerts, conversation and interactions.