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Melbourne Chamber Orchestra: Bach’s World

May 1 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

$30 – $143

Music from Bach’s world, and music inspired by it, with guest direction by Sophie Rowell.


Jan Zelenka
Hypocondrie à 7 Concertanti in A, ZWV187 – arr string orchestra

George Frideric Handel
Concerto Grosso in C minor Op.6, No.8, HWV326

Georg Philipp Telemann
Suite for violin and orchestra in A, TWV 55:A8

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Sinfonia in A, Wq182/4

Margaret Sutherland
Concerto for String Orchestra

Johann Sebastian Bach
Violin Concerto No.1 in A minor, BWV1041

About the concert

Although he never left Germany, Bach was able to immerse himself in a rich musical world. He consumed the compositions of his time voraciously and corresponded with many of the leading musical figures of Europe.

This concert is packed with music by composers Bach admired: Telemann, the godfather of CPE Bach; Zelenka, the esteemed Czech composer, and the other towering great of the era, Handel. We also rediscover the Baroque-inspired Concerto for string orchestra of Victorian composer Margaret Sutherland.

MSO Concertmaster Sophie Rowell joins MCO as guest director and soloist.

Sunday 1 May 2022 2.30pm

Duration: 2 hours (incl. interval)


Premium $143 ($133 Concession)
A Reserve $121 ($107 Concession)
B Reserve $96 ($85 Concession)
C Reserve $70 ($58 Concession)

Group 10+
Premium $121.55
A Reserve $102.85
B Reserve $81.60
C Reserve $59.50

Under 40
A & B Reserve $40



May 1
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
$30 – $143
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