Mozart, Haydn & More

Mozart Haydn and More


Charismatic Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto, Artistic Director of ACO Collective, brings international fame and a wicked sense of humour and personality to all his performances.

Pekka Kuusisto has built this program around Haydn’s Symphony No.47 in G – aptly nicknamed the ‘The Palindrome’ as the minuet and trio mirror their first halves.

Pekka continues the palindromic theme throughout, beginning and ending with Pauline Oliveros’s The Tuning Meditation. Along with these gems, hear two works by Australian composer Heather Shannon, pianist of indie rock band The Jezebels.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre, Australian Chamber Orchestra & ANAM



Pekka Kuusisto director & violin
ACO Collective
Wind players from the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)


Pauline Oliveros
The Tuning Meditation

Joseph Haydn
Symphony No.47 in G major, Hob.I:47 ‘Palindrome’

Heather Shannon
New Work

Wolfgang Amadeus Amadeus
6 Country Dances, K.462/448b

Paul Hindemith
Ludus Tonalis


The ACO’s Artistic Administrator Anna Melville sits down with The Jezabels’ Heather Shannon 45 minutes before the performance for a special pre-concert talk.