Dvořák & Schubert

Dvořák and Schubert


Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise Dvořák & Schubert on Friday 24 April 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.

If you have any questions or concerns about this concert cancellation please contact our Ticketing Services team at boxoffice@melbournerecital.com.au

Event details

The ANAM Orchestra – comprising ANAM’s young musicians and members of faculty – takes ‘self-drive’ to lofty heights in these two symphonic masterworks, which will be performed without a conductor.

The Eighth Symphony by Dvořák is one of his sunniest and most purely beautiful. It is packed with good cheer and lilting melodies.

‘To have a beautiful idea is nothing special. The idea comes from itself and if it is beautiful and great, man can take no credit for that. But to develop the idea well and make something great from it, that is the most difficult, that is – art!’ – Anton Dvořák

When Robert Schumann discovered the score of Schubert’s ‘Great’ Symphony in 1838 – ten years after Schubert’s death – he also found a profoundly beautiful symphonic epic, a work which had a far-reaching effect on the future of the symphony. A performance of this supremely human masterpiece automatically becomes an event.

Presented by the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)


ANAM Faculty
ANAM Orchestra


Antonín Dvořák
Symphony No.8

Franz Schubert
Symphony No.9 The Great