Cancelled: Pastoral Symphony

Pastoral Symphony


Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise Pastoral Symphony on Friday 28 August 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

German violist Tabea Zimmermann is one of the world’s greatest ambassadors of the instrument. In 2020, for the first time, she shares her wisdom and experience, leading the ANAM Orchestra in music redolent with the beauty of the great outdoors.

Veress was a disciple of fellow Hungarian composer Béla Bartók, and his four dances, written in the late 1940s, are a potent meditation on time and place.

Brahms’ bucolic serenade shines with a deep, golden orchestral colouring, partly because Brahms’ instrumentation gives the violas the top line; the scoring does not feature violins.

No journey to the countryside is more glorious than Beethoven’s. Whether it’s the ‘Scene by the Brook’ or the ‘Thunderstorm’, the musical scene painting in his Pastoral Symphony represents an almost Olympian ideal.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)


Tabea Zimmermann viola/director
ANAM Orchestra


Four Transylvanian dances

Serenade no.2 in A

Symphony No.6 Pastorale