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2016 Sidney Myer Free Concerts

February 17, 2016 @ 7:30 pm




Dvořák Under the Stars

Wednesday 17 February

Joshua Weilerstein conductor
Stefan Cassomenos piano

Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Gershwin Piano Concerto
Dvořák Symphony No.7

When Dvořák contracted composer’s block while writing his Symphony No.7, he wrote to his publisher in February 1885, ‘I don’t want to let Brahms down’. He didn’t. A mere month later, the Symphony was done and dusted. Even faster, in composing time and brevity, is John Adams’ brilliant Short Ride in a Fast Machine, which the American composer said, ‘You know how it is when someone asks you to ride in a terrific sports car, and then you wish you hadn’t?’ American conductor Joshua Weilerstein, making his MSO debut, also directs another American classic, George Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F, with Melbourne soloist Stefan Cassomenos.


February 17, 2016
7:30 pm


Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Linlithgow Ave
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