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February 2019

Jovian Worlds

February 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Melbourne Recital Centre, Sturt Street, Southbank
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
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$40 – $133

Laureate of the Paganini Competition and former first violin of the famed Brodsky Quartet, Sydney Symphony concertmaster Andrew Haveron is one of the most accomplished and sought after violinists on the planet. A masterpiece even among Tchaikovsky’s masterpieces, the Violin Concerto in D is the ideal vehicle for a violinist so utterly at home in Romantic repertoire. Offering both pyrotechnic virtuosity and melting beauty, don’t miss this intimate and fiery journey into the Russian soul. What could compliment such astonishing…

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March 2019

Jovian Worlds

March 3 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Melbourne Recital Centre, Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
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$40 – $133

Laureate of the Paganini Competition and former first violin of the famed Brodsky Quartet, Sydney Symphony concertmaster Andrew Haveron is one of the most accomplished and sought after violinists on the planet. A masterpiece even among Tchaikovsky’s masterpieces, the Violin Concerto in D is the ideal vehicle for a violinist so utterly at home in Romantic repertoire. Offering both pyrotechnic virtuosity and melting beauty, don’t miss this intimate and fiery journey into the Russian soul. What could complement such astonishing…

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Shostakovich, Raff and Brahms

March 31 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Melbourne Recital Centre, Sturt Street, Southbank
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
$40 – $112

Three extraordinary works showing the full range of the dramatic, virtuosic and emotional possibilities of chamber music. Shostakovich’s theatrical, short octet is one of the great works of twentieth-century chamber music. Swiss-German composer Joachim Raff brings music brimming with joyous energy and lush melody. Finally, Brahms’ youthful and sonorous second sextet brings this chamber music recital to a ravishing close. With six and eight string musicians performing in perfect synergy, this is a performance of enthralling energy and compelling intimacy.…

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May 2019

Bach Concertos

May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Corner Flinders and Swanston Streets
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
$40 – $133

To hear Bach’s keyboard concertos is to witness the birth of a genre. Alternating bustling brio and the most heartfelt lyricism, Bach creates music that speaks across the centuries. Recently praised for his “simply gorgeous” playing and “crystalline phrasing” by the Washington Post, pianist David Fung is an ideal match for the immaculate poise and effortless dexterity these wonderful concertos require. Béla Bartók’s Divertimento is one of the iconic works for chamber orchestra—an exhilarating showpiece, inflected with folk melodies and…

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Bach Concertos

May 5 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Melbourne Recital Centre, Sturt Street, Southbank
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
$40 – $133

To hear Bach’s keyboard concertos is to witness the birth of a genre. Alternating bustling brio and the most heartfelt lyricism, Bach creates music that speaks across the centuries. Recently praised for his “simply gorgeous” playing and “crystalline phrasing” by the Washington Post, pianist David Fung is an ideal match for the immaculate poise and effortless dexterity these wonderful concertos require. Béla Bartók’s Divertimento is one of the iconic works for chamber orchestra—an exhilarating showpiece, inflected with folk melodies and…

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June 2019

Baroque Oboe

June 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Corner Flinders and Swanston Streets
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
$40 – $133

With its lucid, penetrating tone, the oboe captivates the ear and touches the heart. In this concert, oboe masterpieces from the Italian Baroque meet Melbourne composer Joe Chindamo’s double concerto for oboe and cor anglais, Sanctuary. The orchestra performs magnificent concerti grossi by Baroque luminaries Handel, Avison and Corelli. MCO welcomes back Australia’s greatest oboe star, Diana Doherty, who is the Principal Oboe of Sydney Symphony Orchestra. She is joined by Alexandre Oguey, principal cor anglais of Sydney Symphony for…

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Baroque Oboe

June 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Melbourne Recital Centre, Sturt Street, Southbank
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
$40 – $133

With its lucid, penetrating tone, the oboe captivates the ear and touches the heart. In this concert, oboe masterpieces from the Italian Baroque meet Melbourne composer Joe Chindamo’s double concerto for oboe and cor anglais, Sanctuary. The orchestra performs magnificent concerti grossi by Baroque luminaries Handel, Avison and Corelli. MCO welcomes back Australia’s greatest oboe star, Diana Doherty, who is the Principal Oboe of Sydney Symphony Orchestra. She is joined by Alexandre Oguey, principal cor anglais of Sydney Symphony for…

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July 2019

Schubert Mass

July 28 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Melbourne Recital Centre, Sturt Street, Southbank
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
$40 – $133

Join us for a new chapter in the MCO journey—our first performance of music for chamber orchestra and choir. Polyphonic Voices, directed by Michael Fulcher, has gained a reputation for its extraordinary choral singing and collaborations with diverse ensembles including MSO and Plexus. They join us for Schubert’s second Mass, a work inspired by the composer’s divine gift for melody. Utterly gorgeous and infused with a gentle mystery, the Mass in G is a pure ray of heaven on Earth.…

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August 2019

Schubert Mass

August 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Corner Flinders and Swanston Streets
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
$40 – $133

Join us for a new chapter in the MCO journey—our first performance of music for chamber orchestra and choir. Polyphonic Voices, directed by Michael Fulcher, has gained a reputation for its extraordinary choral singing and collaborations with diverse ensembles including MSO and Plexus. They join us for Schubert’s second Mass, a work inspired by the composer’s divine gift for melody. Utterly gorgeous and infused with a gentle mystery, the Mass in G is a pure ray of heaven on Earth.…

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September 2019

Flute and Harp

September 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Corner Flinders and Swanston Streets
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
$40 – $133

Two exquisite instruments and uplifting Classical spirit in abundance. One of Mozart’s most loved works, the concerto for flute, harp & orchestra is pure elegance and magic. Don’t miss this reunion of legendary Australian musicians Alice Giles and Prudence Davis, who have performed this work together over decades. To complement, Haydn’s lyrical and intimate Mercury symphony, the sparkling brio of Tchaikovsky, and a new composition by MCO audience favourite Nicholas Buc, commissioned by residents of Yackandandah where the orchestra tours…

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Flute and Harp

September 15 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Melbourne Recital Centre, Sturt Street, Southbank
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
$40 – $133

Two exquisite instruments and uplifting Classical spirit in abundance. One of Mozart’s most loved works, the concerto for flute, harp & orchestra is pure elegance and magic. Don’t miss this reunion of legendary Australian musicians Alice Giles and Prudence Davis, who have performed this work together over decades. To complement, Haydn’s lyrical and intimate Mercury symphony, the sparkling brio of Tchaikovsky, and a new composition by MCO audience favourite Nicholas Buc, commissioned by residents of Yackandandah where the orchestra tours…

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November 2019

Mozart the King

November 24 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Melbourne Recital Centre, Sturt Street, Southbank
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
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$40 – $133

In the 1780s, Mozart forged a new path as an independent composer and pianist. The piano concertos were a vehicle for his prowess in both roles—opening up the musical possibilities of the piano concerto and bringing Mozart to the height of his fame as a performer. Majestic, elegant and expansive, the Piano Concerto No 22 delights with its subtle beauty and Mozart’s ever-present gift for melody. To perform it with MCO, one of Australia’s best loved and most charismatic pianists,…

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Mozart the King

November 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Melbourne Recital Centre, Sturt Street, Southbank
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
$40 – $133

In the 1780s, Mozart forged a new path as an independent composer and pianist. The piano concertos were a vehicle for his prowess in both roles—opening up the musical possibilities of the piano concerto and bringing Mozart to the height of his fame as a performer. Majestic, elegant and expansive, the Piano Concerto No 22 delights with its subtle beauty and Mozart’s ever-present gift for melody. To perform it with MCO, one of Australia’s best loved and most charismatic pianists,…

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