Celebrate the musical achievements of a lifetime as prolific Australian composer and conductor Richard Mills turns 70.
Join Victorian Opera and Orchestra Victoria for an evening of music-making dedicated to Mills’s 40-year contribution to the Australian music scene – many of his pieces are Australian classics.
Australia’s best-loved opera singers lead the party, with performances from Emma Matthews, Greta Bradman, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Elizabeth Campbell, Warwick Fyfe and Brenton Spiteri. Mills conducts his eclectic and whimsical award-winning music, from intimate works to the full colour and power of the orchestra, and extracts from his acclaimed opera Summer of the Seventeenth Doll.
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre, Victorian Opera and Orchestra Victoria
Ganymede and Leda
Three Songs for Buddy
Excerpts from String Quartet No.4
Two Songs after Judith Wright
Three Songs from “In Tempore Bello”
Quartet and Party Scene from Summer of the Seventeenth Doll
Early One Morning
Three Antiphons of Hildegard of Bingen
Canti de Ferro e Fuoco – Songs of Fire and Iron
Canzona from Concerto for Two Violins and String Orchestra
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Serenade to Music
Teddy Tahu Rhodes
Rosario La Spina
Friday 13 December 2019 7.30pm
Duration: 2 hours 30 mins (incl. interval)
A reserve $75 ($65 Concession)
B reserve $55 ($48 Concession)
C reserve $39
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