Celebrating Richard Mills

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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

PROGRAM

Richard Mills
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

Traditional/Richard Mills
Early One Morning

Richard Mills
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

ARTISTS

Orchestra Victoria
Richard Mills
Teddy Tahu Rhodes
Rosario La Spina
Emma Matthews
PLEXUS
Liane Keegan
Flinders Quartet
Elizabeth Campbell
Phoebe Briggs
Rebecca Rashleigh
Kathryn Radcliffe
Roxane Hislop
Timothy Reynolds
Stephen Marsh
Greta Bradman
Carlos Barcenas
Markiyan Melnychenko
Aidan Filshie
Merlyn Quaife
Dimity Shepherd
Douglas Kelly
Brenton Spiteri
Warwick Fyfe
José Carbó

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