Cancelled: Beethoven V

Beethoven V


Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise Beethoven V on Tuesday 24 November has been cancelled.

Melbourne Recital Centre cares deeply about the health and safety of its audiences, artists and staff. We acknowledge that the suspension of normal operations in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a difficult but essential action for the health of the Victorian public. We are committed to supporting our staff during this time and difficult circumstances. We thank our community for its support during this challenging time.

All ticket holders are entitled to a full refund via their original point of purchase. We are currently in the process of arranging refunds.

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Event details

This international Beethoven celebration, directed by Richard Tognetti, features ANAM Faculty and musicians in a true concert spectacular, in which the ANAM forces are, collectively, first among equals.

The orchestra on stage will also include performers from ANAM’s partner institutions around the world, including the Bavarian State Opera Orchestra Academy (Munich), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Academy (Berlin), Colburn School (Los Angeles), Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London) and Sibelius Academy (Helsinki).

In keeping with the festive spirit of the occasion, this unique performance will include one of Beethoven’s symphonic masterpieces, in fact one of the greatest works of Western culture in any medium, the Fifth Symphony, which takes you on an eternally compelling journey from darkness to light.

The concert also includes a surprising and beautiful transformation of Beethoven’s last major work, his String Quartet no. 16 and – to demonstrate what the word ‘celebration’ really means – the nine-minute mash-up by Louis Andriessen that can only be described as a musical party.

Presented by the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)


Richard Tognetti violin/director

Musicians from
Bavarian State Opera Orchestra Academy
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Academy
Colburn School
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Sibelius Academy
ANAM Faculty
ANAM Orchestra


Ludwig van Beethoven
Quartet No.16 in F (arr. Tognetti)

Louis Andriessen
Nine Symphonies of Beethoven & Ice Cream Bell

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No.5