More than words could ever express, music speaks directly to your heart.
The musicians of MCO leave nothing on the table in this season opener, showcasing the orchestra’s powerful emotional expression and captivating unconducted dynamics.
Artistic Director Sophie Rowell has asked musical storyteller Katy Abbott to compose a new work to begin our year, drawing on their mutual love of the communicative possibilities of music.
Currently Principal Viola of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Chris Moore brings his trademark eloquence and insight to every musical encounter. Chris joins Sophie Rowell to perform the solos in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, with its beloved dialogue between the solo violin and viola. Each voice inspires the other, a true conversation between friends.
Chris steps into the orchestra for Bunuba woman Molly Jalakbiya and Paul Stanhope’s haunting Dirrari Lament, telling the story of a mother black cockatoo grieving for the loss of her young one. Hope returns with Dvořák’s Serenade, one of the great masterpieces of the string orchestra repertoire, and a celebration of Czech song and dance.
Our 2024 Season is currently open for subscription package sales. General single ticket sales begin on 23 November 2023.
29 Feb - 3 Mar 24
SOPHIE ROWELL ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
CHRISTOPHER MOORE VIOLA
MELBOURNE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
KATY ABBOTT Liquid Thunder
WA MOZART Sinfonia Concertante K365 (arr string orchestra Chris Moore)
MOLLY JALAKBIYA & PAUL STANHOPE Dirrari Lament (new version for string orchestra)
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK Serenade for Strings Op 22
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"PURSUED GREATNESS WITH DETERMINATION + CONFIDENCE"
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