Pastoral Melodies - Idyllic & Tempestuous

Pastoral Melodies


The Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra performs works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Brahms and Beethoven.

Under the Artistic Direction of Richard Gill AO, the orchestra brings to life the colours and contrasts of Classical music together with the expression and emotion of Romantic music on exquisite and dynamic period instruments.

Together with Melbourne-based chamber choir Polyphonic Voices and Australia’s world-class Romantic and Classical orchestra, rediscover the Pastoral Melodies of these eighteenth and nineteenth century master composers.

Presented by the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra



Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Hebrides Overture Op.26 ‘Fingal’s Cave’ (1830)

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Five Songs Op.104 (1888)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Spaur Messe in C Major Kv.258 ‘Piccolomini’ (1776)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Symphony in F Major No.6 Op.68 ‘Pastoral’ (1808)


Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra
Richard Gill AO Conductor
Polyphonic Voices


Join Richard Gill for a pre-concert talk in Elisabeth Murdoch Hall from 6.45pm.


This production is part of the following series:

Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra 2018

Under the Artistic Direction of renowned musician and educator Richard Gill AO, the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra is a world-class orchestra of leading Australian musicians who are dedicated to the performance of Classical and Romantic orchestral and chamber music repertoire in historically informed style on period instruments.