Beethoven, Unfinished

Memories of Beethoven


To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven, two very different works, both with the distinctive Beethoven stamp.

The third piano concerto bristles with fiery gusto. Lauded for her “fearless performance” by the New York Times, pianist Aura Go returns to MCO to perform this revolutionary concerto. For contrast, the Romance for Violin in G sees Beethoven in a contemplative mood. MCO Artistic Director, William Hennessy, performs the solo in this rarely performed masterpiece.

Despite being unfinished, Schubert’s Symphony No.8 remains one of the most ambitious and moving orchestral works of the early nineteenth century.

Presented by Melbourne Chamber Orchestra


Franz Schubert
Symphony No.8 in B minor D759 Unfinished

Ludwig van Beethoven
Romance No.1 in G Op.40 (arr. violin and string orchestra Keith Crellin)
Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor Op.37


William Hennessy director & violin solo
Aura Go piano
Michael Dahlenburg conductor
Melbourne Chamber Orchestra


This production is part of the following series:

Beethoven 250

To mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Melbourne Recital Centre presents one of the largest explorations of the great master’s music.