MCO at Fed Square: French Arias

MCO_FrenchArias

Please note, this concert takes place at Federation Square

Details

Greta Bradman’s luminescent soprano is the ideal vehicle for lush songs by Debussy.

“Described by ABC Classic FM as “one of the foremost sopranos of her generation,” Greta Bradman’s luminescent soprano is the ideal vehicle for lush songs by Debussy. It’s also the inspiration for new songs by Australia’s leading composer of music for voice, Calvin Bowman.

The second half of the nineteenth century saw an extraordinary flowering in French music. Composers including Chausson, Debussy and Fauré transported audiences to previously unimagined worlds of sound, mysterious in their beauty and subtle charm. For this concert, MCO brings to life exquisite new arrangements of this iconic music, including Debussy’s Clair de lune and Chausson’s Poème.

PROGRAM

Chausson
Poème

Debussy
Clair de lune
Ariettes oubliées

Fauré
Dolly Suite

Debussy
La soirée dans Grenade
Children’s Corner (excerpts)

Calvin Bowman
Ophélie*

*Première season. Commission supported by the Robert Salzer Foundation
Poème arranged Keith Crellin for violin and string orchestra
Other works arranged Nicholas Buc for string orchestra.

ARTISTS

Greta Bradman, soprano
William Hennessy, director
Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

Series

This production is part of the following series:

Venue