Italian Guitar

Italian Guitar


Ah, Italy—and Italian music! Join us to start our season with a passionate and sunny musical adventure.

Of course, there is Vivaldi, his concertos packed with smiling Venetian brio. We also take in the world of Verdi, with a dramatic and virtuosic string symphony.

After MCO Principal cellist Michael Dahlenburg leads off the touring party with a sparkling concerto, we will be joined by our guest travelling companion, guitarist Slava Grigoryan. Catapulting to fame as the winner of the Tokyo International Classical Guitar Competition, Slava has performed with leading orchestras across Australia and the globe. With MCO, he performs the first Giuliani guitar concerto, one of the Classical icons for the instrument, and a concerto by Vivaldi.

Presented by Melbourne Chamber Orchestra


Antonio Vivaldi
Cello Concerto in C RV399

George Frideric Handel
Concerto Grosso in F Op.6 No.9

Mauro Giuliani
Concerto No.1 for Guitar and Orchestra in A Op.30

Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto in G RV413 (arr. guitar and string orchestra)

Giuseppe Verdi
String Quartet in E minor (arr string orchestra)


William Hennessy director
Slava Grigoryan guitar
Michael Dahlenburg cello
Melbourne Chamber Orchestra


This production is part of the following series: