Under its chief conductor, Robert Dora, Dmitri Shostakovich’s magnificent and powerful Symphony No.11 (‘The Year 1905’) will be the featured work for what promises to be one of Melbourne’s most exciting and spectacular symphonic concert events of 2019.
A phenomenal piece of ‘program music’, this symphony is one of the most inspired, dramatic and challenging works that Shostakovich composed. It portrays the events in Russia of the horrendous year of 1905 in which the protest march of workers, students and intellectuals in St. Petersburg Square was brutally crushed by Tsarist forces.
The orchestra will also perform two rarely performed works, the picturesque ‘Colonial Song’ by Percy Grainger and the delightfully fascinating, ‘Above Ground’ Concerto for Percussion & Orchestra by Australian composer Robert Davidson. The percussion soloist will be the superbly skilled and widely admired Melbourne percussionist Brent Miller.
Tickets: Adults $30, Concession $25, Under 18 Yrs. $20. Group bookings available online.
Book Online: www.trybooking.com/WYDB or tickets at the door.
Phone: 0455 175 245 or 0499 241 234