3MBS Fine Music Melbourne joins the world in celebrating the 250th birthday of classical music’s most adored and larger-than-life composer Ludwig van Beethoven, by bringing some of Australia’s best fine music performers for an all-day event.
Artistic Director, Chris Howlett has curated six music concerts that will each begin with a reading from one of Beethoven’s private letters to reveal the joyful, tender and painful moments which inspired some of his best-loved works.
Expect to hear favourites like the Mass in C Op.86, An die ferne Geliebte Op.98, and Symphony No.5, as well as some seldom-performed treasures. Featured ensembles include Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Flinders Quartet, the Goldner String Quartet, the Australian String Quartet, Trio Anima Mundi, Corpus Medicorum alongside soloists Elyane Laussade, Stefan Cassomenos and more.
The 3MBS Beethoven Marathon is an event for the entire family! An all-day dedicated youth program will entertain our youngest music lovers and their grownup companions. Children aged 4-11 are invited to attend Beethoven’s Birthday Party at 11am or 12.30pm and meet the beloved composer in person. In the afternoon, all ages are welcome to observe young aspiring musicians perform and receive feedback from members of Melbourne’s best orchestras and ensembles during free masterclasses.
Presented by 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne
PROGRAM & ARTISTS
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Trio in D, Op.70 No.1
Eight Variations on a Theme by Count Waldstein WoO67
String Quartet No.1 in F, Op.18 No.1
Trio Anima Mundi
Tristian Lee & Gintaute Gataveckaite (pianos)
Australian String Quartet
3MBS Beethoven Marathon Lunchboxes
Sandwich/wrap box (meat and vegetarian) — $15 Individual sandwich/wrap (meat or vegetarian available), Gorgonzola blue cheese and water crackers, individual fruit salad and lemon tart.
Antipasto (meat) — $25 Air cured Bresaola beef, Cacciatore salami, marinated olives, semi-dried tomatoes, Gorgonzola blue cheese and water crackers, house made ciabatta with basil pesto dip and individual lemon tart.
Antipasto (vegetarian) — $25 Rolled Mediterranean vegetable frittata, garlic & parsley marinated roasted mushrooms, marinated olives, semi-dried tomatoes, Gorgonzola blue cheese and water crackers, house made ciabatta with basil pesto dip and individual lemon tart.
*Please note that these will not be offered to premium ticket buyers as there will be food offered at the VIP Waldstein lounge.
This production is part of the following series:
To mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Melbourne Recital Centre presents one of the largest explorations of the great master’s music.
Sunday 23 February 2020 11.30am
Duration: 1 hour 15 mins (no interval)
ALL DAY (Concerts 1 – 6)
Premium All Day Pass $350
Standard All Day Pass $160
Concession All Day Pass $110
Family All Day Pass $350 for 4 people
HALF DAY (Morning Pass – Concert 1,2 & 3 or Evening Pass – Concert 4, 5 & 6)
Half Day Premium Pass $190
Half Day Standard Pass $90
Family $70 for 4 people
Premium ticket holders have access to seating in the circle + VIP Waldstein lounge.
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