A transcendent celebration of the enduring power of classical symphony.
Aurora Orchestra joins forces with musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music for Testament, a transcendent celebration of the enduring power of classical symphony.
This mighty ensemble presents a program from the New World and Old – at its centre, Charles Ives’ Three Places in New England matches Aurora’s own originality with Ives’ distinct mix of invention and penchant for Americana and musical referencing.
It is twinned here with a specially commissioned film by Australian filmmaker Jon Frank. Also featuring is Testament, Australian phenomenon Brett Dean’s moving tribute to Ludwig van Beethoven written for the Berlin Philharmonic, and Beethoven’s own incomparable Symphony No. 3, the ‘Eroica’.
Prepare for a resplendent evening of classical music.
Charles Ives Three Places in New England (with Australian premiere of new film by Jon Frank commissioned by Melbourne Festival and Aurora Orchestra). The film by Jon Frank is a co-commission by Melbourne Festival and Aurora Orchestra, with support from the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.
Presented by Melbourne Festival and Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)
Saturday 25 October
A reserve $79 ($69 concession)
B reserve $69 ($59 concession)
Student $25 (A + B reserve only)
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@kjtanns Great show selections. See you in October!