AMPAG, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Melbourne Symphony Orchestra:Sibelius and Shostakovich

Sibelius and Shostakovich

November 2016

Thu 17 

08:00 PM

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Hamer Hall Arts Centre Melbourne 100 St Kilda Rd

MelbourneVIC

 
 

MSO Concertmaster Dale Barltrop directs members of the orchestra in two Sibelius works.

Sibelius Rakastava
Munro Flute Concerto WORLD PREMIERE
Sibelius Impromptu
Shostakovich, arr. Barshai Chamber Symphony, Op.73a

Dale Barltrop violin/director
Prudence Davis flute

MSO Concertmaster Dale Barltrop directs members of the orchestra in two Sibelius works: the intimate Rakastava (The Lover), and the sweeping Impromptu. Sibelius was famed for his trenchant opinions. For example, this put-down: ‘Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue had never been erected in honour of a critic.’

He was refreshingly honest when it came to his own compositions, saying, ‘Whereas most other modern composers are engaged in manufacturing cocktails of every hue and description, I offer the public pure cold water.’

Shostakovich’s anguished Chamber Symphony, Op.73a, is an arrangement for string orchestra of his String Quartet No.3 by the conductor Rudolf Barshai.

Also included in this program is the world premiere of a flute concerto by eminent Australian composer, soloist and pedagogue, Ian Munro.

Concert details:

Thursday 17 November at 8pm
Melbourne Recital Centre

Friday 18 November at 8pm
Costa Hall, Geelong

Saturday 19 November at 2pm
Melbourne Recital Centre

To book:

Call the MSO Boxoffice on 03 9929 9600