MELBOURNE Thu 11/03/21 7:30PM Melbourne Recital Centre

ONLINE Thu 11/03/21 7:30PM Melbourne Digital Concert Hall

CLAYTON Sat 13/03/21 2:30PM Alexander Theatre, Monash University

MELBOURNE Sun 14/03/21 2:30PM Melbourne Recital Centre

Tickets $30–$90

MCO brings to life the virtuosity of Romantic string writing with one of the great icons of music for string orchestra and a mighty violin concerto.

Dvořák’s Serenade is a beloved showpiece with the loving detail of the composer’s renowned quartets, and the drama of his symphonies. Glazunov was a Russian contemporary of Dvořák and his Violin Concerto is a staple of the virtuoso violinist’s repertoire. Ukrainian-Australian virtuoso Markiyan Melnychenko performs the show-stopping solo with MCO in a daring new arrangement for string orchestra by MCO collaborator Keith Crellin.

DVOŘÁK Serenade for Strings
GLAZUNOV Violin Concerto (arr string orchestra Keith Crellin)

Explore & Discover

Rehearsal Vision

Enjoy some rehearsal vision of the Glazunov Violin Concerto from MCO's Passionate Romantics, recorded earlier this week.

Explore the music on Spotify

Curious about the music we’ll be playing in Passionate Romantics? We’ve put together a Spotify playlist with selected music. Have a listen! (Free Spotify account required.)

Concert Notes: Passionate Romantics

Read the program notes for Passionate Romantics and understand more of the background to the music in this extraordinary performance.

Musician’s View

Our Principal Bass, Emma Sullivan, gives her thoughts on Passionate Romantics.