Mahler Chamber Orchestra at Sydney Opera House

April 5th, 2013


Mahler Chamber Orchestra, one of the world’s great chamber orchestras, to visit
Australia for the first time in 2013

  • 10 – 11 June 2013 at 7pm
  • Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House

Mahler Chamber Orchestra in Australia Program
Beethoven’s Violin Concerto
(Sydney, Monday 10 June & Melbourne Thursday 13 June)
DEAN Testament
BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto
SCHUMANN Symphony No.3 Rhenish
Composers like Beethoven and Schumann are the foundation of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra’s repertoire, the gold standard of an orchestra’s prowess. Christian Tetzlaff and his ventriloquist’s skill for letting a composer speak through his playing will make this performance of Beethoven’s concerto unforgettable. Under the baton of conductors like Daniel Harding, Schumann’s symphonies are at last being heard for the works of genius they are. The Rhenish is full of high-spirits, high ideals – the work of a Romantic visionary in love with nature and with life.

Shostakovich and Dvorák
(Sydney Tuesday 11 June & Melbourne Wednesday 12 June)
HENZE Sonata for strings
SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No.1, Op.107
DVORÁK Symphony No.9 From the New World
Shostakovich’s white-knuckle cello concerto is the ideal vehicle for Alisa Weilerstein, whose intense and dramatic reading of this work has a devastating power. Shostakovich is emblematic of the bitter facts of Soviet Russian life but Dvo?ák’s Symphony No.9 is the optimistic opposite, born in a new world. This portrait of the golden age of 19th-Century America was premiered, aptly, in Carnegie Hall. Both are ideal showcases for the brilliant Mahler Chamber Orchestra.

Tickets: $49 (transaction fees apply)
Bookings: / 02 9250 7777

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