Souvenir de Florence

Souvenir de Florence

Details

A quintessential ACO concert featuring Richard Tognetti.

Souvenir de Florence is Tchaikovsky’s exuberant postcard from an Italian summer holiday, brimming with carefree energy and lush melodic fancy. Tchaikovsky’s ability to craft a heart-tugging melody remains hard to beat.

Olli Mustonen, one of the ACO’s most popular guests, continues to stun the world with his outstanding compositional talent. His Nonet No.2 was first performed by the Orchestra in 2001 and from that moment became an audience favourite. Fun, approachable and bursting with lyrical tunes, its centerpiece is the gorgeous, warmly expressive seven-minute Adagio.

Add to this Beethoven’s monumental Grosse Fuge and Shostakovich’s electrifying Two Pieces for String Octet and you have a concert that is quintessentially ACO. From contemporary to classical, swoonful to energetic, this is the Orchestra performing the very heartland of its repertoire.

Presented by Australian Chamber Orchestra

PROGRAM

Olli Mustonen
Nonet No.2

Ludwig van Beethoven
Grosse Fuge

Dmitri Shostakovich
Two Pieces for String Octet

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Souvenir de Florence

Series

This production is part of the following series:

Australian Chamber Orchestra 2017

In performances around Australia, around the world and on many recordings, the ACO moves hearts and stimulates minds with repertoire spanning six centuries and a vitality and virtuosity unmatched by other ensembles.

Venue