LIGHT + SHADE

  • Melbourne

Music enriches our lives with its incredible array of moods, textures and timbres.

Sophie Rowell has curated this program of vivid colours and strong contrasts, to showcase the versatility of Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. The vigour of CPE Bach rubs shoulders with the intimate Romanticism of Ukrainian composer Ivan Silvestrov; the upbeat energy of Yuin composer Brenda Gifford is juxtaposed with the lush soundworld of Edward Elgar.

Nigel Westlake is one of Australia’s most captivating composers. To finish this concert, we are thrilled to perform the world premiere of the chamber version of his Trumpet Concerto. From gentle lyrical passages to exhilarating virtuosic moments, this concerto traverses a kaleidoscope of colours—it is Nigel at his glorious best. Our soloist is the young Principal Trumpet of the MSO, Owen Morris, a dazzling superstar of the instrument. This promises to lift the roof off!

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18 Apr - 21 Apr 24

WHERE + WHEN

  • MELBOURNE Thu 18 Apr 2024 7:30pm Melbourne Recital Centre

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  • MELBOURNE Sun 21 Apr 2024 2:30pm Melbourne Recital Centre

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THE PLAYERS

SOPHIE ROWELL ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
OWEN MORRIS TRUMPET
MELBOURNE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

THE MUSIC

  • CPE BACH Sinfonia in B minor Wq 182/5

  • IVAN SILVESTROV Stille Musik

  • FELIX MENDELSSOHN String Symphony No 12 in G minor MWV N12

  • BRENDA GIFFORD Bardju (Footprints)

  • EDWARD ELGAR Serenade for Strings Op 20

  • NIGEL WESTLAKE Trumpet Concerto (2022)
    (new version for chamber orchestra)*

  • *MCO première commission

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