Gilt-edged, electrifying beauty; opulence, pomp, exuberance and glamour. Welcome to the sparkling pleasure domes of the Rococo.
‘…meltingly beautiful tone, flawless centered intonation and an ironclad technique.’ New York Times
The early Classical period was a golden age of arts patronage, as nobles and merchants across Europe outdid each other with fabulous private commissions in every artform. In the ornate halls of the Esterházys, Frederick the Great and the Duke of Bavaria, the symphonies, operas and concerti of Mozart, Haydn and CPE Bach were first brought to life.
Described by Gramophone as “A superbly stylish, raptly intuitive performer,” Li-Wei Qin is a globe-trotting cello virtuoso, in demand worldwide as a concerto and recital artist. He joins MCO to serve us a double treat, with CPE Bach’s scintillating A-major concerto and one of the great tours de force of the cello repertoire, the Variations on a Rococo Theme by Tchaikovsky.
Presented by Melbourne Chamber Orchestra
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Idomeneo: Overture & Chaconne
Cello Concerto in A Wq172
Symphony No.88 Letter V
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Variations on a Rococo Theme Op.33
Li-Wei Qin cello
Michael Dahlenburg conductor
William Hennessy director
This production is part of the following series:
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Sunday 5 March 2017 2.30pm
Duration: 2 hours (incl. interval)
Premium $127 ($117 Concession)
A reserve $106 ($95 Concession)
B reserve $85 ($74 Concession)
C reserve $63 ($52 Concession)
B & C reserves $40
All reserves $30
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