The Orchestra’s first concert for 2019 takes us down the narrow Gulf of Finland where, on one side, they perform Tchaikovsky’s mighty String Serenade (premiered in St Petersburg in 1880).
On the other side, they celebrate the music of Jean Sibelius with two of his early 20th Century masterpieces. The nationalistic ‘hymn’ Finlandia opens the concert and ends with his Second Symphony (popularly dubbed The Symphony of Independence).
Both were written ‘back-to-back’ as patriotic reactions to Russian censorship on culture and its sanctions on the Finnish language. This concert features, from both composers, dark Northern European landscapes as well as local folk tunes.
Presented by Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Sunday 14 April 2019 5pm
Duration: 2 hours (incl.interval)
This event is FREE however tickets are required.
Please note for this event the Stage Extension will be in use and the front row will be Row A (not Row AA).
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