The London Sketchbook

Dates & Venues

Melbourne Fri 18/11/16, 7:30PM Deakin Edge, Federation SquareOn Sale BOOK NOW
Melbourne Sun 20/11/16, 2:30PM Melbourne Recital CentreOn Sale BOOK NOW

A crucible of musical history and a cultural crossroads for centuries, the city of London has drawn the likes of Mendelssohn and Mozart from afar and nurtured the talents of Britain’s finest composers.

MCO celebrates the musical spirit of Britain in this program of vibrant colors and contrasts, including music from the eight-year-old Mozart’s divinely charming London Sketchbook, Mendelssohn’s timeless masterpiece the Hebrides Overture, and atmospheric cameos by Warlock, Ireland and Byrd.

Grace Clifford is one of the great violin soloists of the next generation. Not yet 18, Grace made many fans as she won the coveted Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year in 2014. She joins MCO to perform Vaughan-William’s transcendent Lark Ascending and one of the most enduring of all concerti, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor.

Hebrides Overture Op 26

Concertino Pastorale: II Threnody

The London Sketchbook K15: p, q, s, u (arr string orchestra)

Vaughan Williams
The Lark Ascending

Sing joyfully (arr string orchestra)

Capriol Suite

Violin Concerto in E minor Op 64

Grace Clifford Violin
William Hennessy Director
Michael Dahlenburg Conductor

Standard $59–$119
Concession* $49–$109
Under-40 $40
Child/Student $30
Group (8+) 20% off Standard pricing
*Commonwealth means-tested
concessions are eligible.