Poetical Melodies - Elegiac & Daring

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The Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra performs the Poetical Melodies of the Romantic period.

The sublime string section of the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra takes centre stage in this program, to explore the Poetical Melodies of the Romantic period on gut strings, delving into works by Mendelssohn, Grieg, Van Bree, Puccini and Dvořák. Directed by concertmaster Rachael Beesley, the rich and expressive 19th century style of performance is explored in this unique and engaging concert experience.

Presented by Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra

PROGRAM & ARTISTS

Program

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
String Symphony in B Minor No.10 (1823)

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Elegiac Melodies Op.34 (1880)

From Holberg’s Time Op.40 ‘Holberg Suite’ (1884)

Johannes Van Bree (1801-1857)
Allegro in D Minor for Four String Quartets (1845)

Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
Crisantemi (1890) (6”)

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
Serenade in E Major for Strings Op.22 (1875)

Artists

Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra
Rachael Beesley – Director

PRE & POST-CONCERT EVENTS

Pre-Concert Talk

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

Post-Concert Meet and Greet

Audience members are also invited to meet the artists post-concert in the Ground Floor Foyer.

Reviews

What I actually felt coming off the stage was a bold and unanimous gesture; an ensemble saying, ‘Listen to this. This is what we made.’ It was wonderful.

Series

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.

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