Energy, daring and imagination.
Timo-Veikko Valve (Tipi to his friends) left Helsinki 17 years ago to become Principal Cello of Australian Chamber Orchestra. Since then he’s continuously travelled across Australia and the globe delighting audiences on his 400 year old cello.
For this project we welcome him as our guest curator, director and soloist. The music Tipi has chosen for these concerts is a beautiful depiction of his Finnish nationality, his time in Australia, his love of the cello and devotion to chamber music.
For these concerts, Tipi envisions Melbourne Chamber Orchestra as an enormous chamber ensemble: Schubert’s iconic Arpeggione Sonata is cast as a cello concerto, and Sibelius’ virtuosic Intimate Voices string quartet is performed by the whole orchestra.
Reflective works by Ida Moberg from Finland and Olivia Bettina-Davies from Australia, and echoes of Australian legend Peter Sculthorpe, complete a captivating concert experience.
Our 2024 Season is currently open for subscription package sales. General single ticket sales begin on 23 November 2023.
18 Jul—21 Jul 24
TIMO-VEIKKO VALVE CELLO & GUEST DIRECTOR
MELBOURNE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
IDA MOBERG Stillness (1909)
FRANZ SCHUBERT Arpeggione Sonata
(arr string orchestra Dobrinka Tabakova)
OLIVIA BETTINA-DAVIES Crystalline (2017)
PETER SCULTHORPE String Quartet No 8 (selections)
JEAN SIBELIUS String Quartet Voces intimae
(arr string orchestra Pekka Helasvuo)
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"PURSUED GREATNESS WITH DETERMINATION + CONFIDENCE"
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