Now in its third year, MCO’s delightful and delicious Sunday of music and food continues. Enjoy a concert by Australian Octet in the Daylesford Town Hall followed by an intimate musical gourmet dinner at the Argus, awarded One Chef’s Hat in The Age Good Food Guide 2015 and in the Top 100 Australian Restaurants – Gourmet Traveller Awards 2015. Numbers are strictly limited.
Daylesford Town Hall
76 Vincent Street, Daylesford
Souvenir de Florence
In 2014, Australian Octet gave audiences their first taste of a new kind of chamber music concert. An ensemble grander than a quartet and more intimate than an orchestra; a concert experience filled with spectacular soloistic writing, symphonic textures, pinpoint precision and high-octane energy.
Australian Octet returns with a dramatic program of chamber music featuring two of the greatest works of festival chamber music. The iconic work for string sextet, Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence is a feast of bravura string playing. Penned during the composer’s summer sojourn in 1890, its unique musical language fuses Russian melody and rhythm with the Western tradition. It is matched with Bruch’s lustrous final masterpiece, the Concerto for Octet, and a new work specially commissioned for Australian Octet by acclaimed Australian composer Paul Stanhope.
MUSICAL DINNER 6:00PM — SOLD OUT
The Argus Dining Room
An intimate dinner the same evening will match a mouthwatering dinner at The Argus with selections from the most beautiful chamber music. Be greeted by a glass of sparkling wine at 6.00pm, with dinner service starting from 6.30pm.
STAY AND PLAY
Make a long weekend of it in Daylesford. Accommodation is available from many quality providers.
http://www.dayget.com.au/ – booking agency for rentals in Daylesford area
http://mineralspringshotel.com.au/stay/ – Peppers at Hepburn.
MEMBERS OF AUSTRALIAN OCTET
Nephesh for double string quartet
Concerto for Octet
String Sextet in D minor Op 70 Souvenir de Florence
$25 Under 25s
$149 Concert & Dinner