Indelible masterpieces from four great Romantic composers.
Be transported into the vivid emotional worlds of the Romantics, with the mercurial joy of Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony, a glimpse of tragedy from Verdi’s La Traviata, and the exquisite tenderness of Dvořák’s rarely-performed Romance.
For his only piano concerto, Robert Schumann rewrote the rule book, bringing orchestra and soloist into a profound dialogue inspired by chamber music. To perform the concerto with MCO, we welcome Russian pianist Konstantin Shamray, winner of the 2008 Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia.
VERDI La Traviata: Act III Overture
SCHUMANN Piano Concerto
DVOŘÁK Romance for violin and orchestra
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No 4 Italian
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Concert Notes: Romance
Read the program notes for Romance and understand more of the background to the music in this extraordinary performance.
We asked Emma Sullivan, who plays double bass with MCO, for her thoughts on our upcoming Romance program.
The Conversation: Shamray & Goldsworthy — Schumann’s Piano Concerto
Leading pianists Konstantin Shamray and Anna Goldsworthy talk about Schumann's Piano Concerto.
Konstantin Shamray with Robin Usher
Russian-born pianist Konstantin Shamray speaks with music journalist Robin Usher about his career in the decade after winning one of the world’s great piano competitions.
Explore the music on Spotify
Curious about the music we’ll be playing in Romance? We’ve put together a Spotify playlist with selected music. Have a listen! (Free Spotify account required.)