Metropolis #2

Mahan Esfahani


‘[Meredith is] one of the most innovative minds in modern British music.’ Pitchfork

In the MSO’s final concert of the 2017 Metropolis New Music Festival, the oud, the harpsichord and the recorder receive a modern-day makeover from internationally acclaimed masters of contemporary music.

Hear the Australian premiere of Anna Meredith’s Origami Songs and experience two brand new commissions springing to life direct from the Cybec 21st Century Composers Program.

Presented by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Melbourne Recital Centre


Passacaglia ungherese

J.S. Bach
Harpsichord Concerto No.6

Ade Vincent
The Secret Motion of Things

Recorder Concerto (Australian premiere)

Connor D’Netto
Singluar Movement

Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto (trans. for oud)

Anna Meredith
Origami Songs (Australian premiere)


Brett Kelly conductor
Mahan Esfahani harpsichord/conductor
Erik Bosgraaf recorder
Joseph Tawadros oud


This production is part of the following series:

Metropolis New Music Festival 2017

In 2017, Melbourne Recital Centre and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra invites some of the world’s biggest names and rising stars of contemporary music to rethink the ways in which ancient instruments can be used in creating innovative and intoxicating music for our time.