For her first orchestral concert as MCO’s artistic director, Sophie Rowell invites you to revel in the power and possibilities of the string orchestra.
We start with the majesty and eloquence of Bach—a single strand of sound that unfolds into a miniature universe. And we end with Sophie as a soloist, in the dazzling youthful Mendelssohn Concerto in D minor.
In between, we weave together through time and place, tracing rich connections on three continents in four centuries. We thread together Melody Eötvös’ Meraki, inspired by a Greek word meaning to perform with soul, creativity, and love; a musical firework by American genius Coleridge Perkinson; a dash of theatrical Mozart; and a love-letter to Tchaikovsky.
9 Mar – 12 Mar 2023
WHERE + WHEN
MELBOURNE 09-03-2023 7:30pm Melbourne Recital Centre
ONLINE 09-03-2023 7:30pm Australian Digital Concert Hall
MELBOURNE 12-03-2023 2:30pm Melbourne Recital Centre
“A CELEBRATION OF STRING POWER”
The Age on MCO
Sophie Rowell DIRECTOR & VIOLIN
MELBOURNE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
JS BACH Ricercar à 6 from A Musical Offering BWV 1079 (arr orchestra)
Melody EÖTVÖS Meraki (2020)
Felix MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in D minor MWVO3
WA MOZART Adagio & Fugue in C minor K546
Anton ARENSKY Variations on a theme of Tchaikovsky Op 35a
Coleridge-Taylor PERKINSON Allegro furioso from Sinfonietta No 1
“PURSUED GREATNESS WITH DETERMINATION + CONFIDENCE”
The Australian on MCO